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The Juneteenth Soldier on My Farm

"For member Marvin Tupper Jones, the Civil War fighting past is part of his family's history. His great-grandfather, two gg-grandfathers and 18 other relatives served in United States Civil War forces. Moreover, some of those relatives served in Texas at the time of Juneteenth, and Marvin calls them Juneteenth Soldiers.

Even closer, one Juneteenth Soldier, Martin Van Buren Reynolds, is buried on Marvin's family farm. Every year, he places flags on the graves of Reynolds, and Jack Robbins, Marvin's great-grandfather, The two soldiers became brothers-in-law after the war. Here is a short video about Reynolds, produced by Marvin:


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