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1:38 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Remains of Indiana Civil War Veterans Get Permanent Home at Arlington

The cremated remains of two Civil War soldiers from Indiana have been given a final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Union soldiers were brothers, Zuinglius and Lycurgus McCormack.   Their remains had sat on an Indianapolis funeral home shelf for more than 100 years, unclaimed and largely forgotten.

On Thursday, the national cemetery dedicated a new columbarium court,  designed to hold the cremated remains of more than 20,000 eligible service members and family.

It is the ninth such court at Arlington, where roughly 400,000 are interred.

The remains of the McCormack brothers were among six to be interred at the new court.  They were recovered by the Missing In America Project, an Oregon.-based organization that seeks unclaimed remains of veterans and arranges burials.