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Remains of 2 Civil War vets headed to Arlington

INDIANAPOLIS – The unclaimed remains of two Civil War soldiers from Indiana are headed to Arlington National Cemetery for inurnment.

The cremated remains of a pair of brothers, Lt. Zuinglius K. McCormack and Pvt. Lycurgus McCormack, will be transported to Arlington after a ceremony Tuesday at the Hoosier Patriot Memorial in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

The cremated remains of six veterans were recovered from Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers’ unclaimed storage vaults by a group called the Missing in America Project, which seeks to provide a funeral for any veteran with an honorable discharge. The remains of the other four are awaiting decisions of final burial.

Missing in America’s Indiana State Coordinator Bart Colvin and the Post 79 American Legion Riders will transport the remains to Arlington National Cemetery.