Wyoming Pioneer Gets Confederate Gravestone

confederate tombstone in wyoming“John C. Hunton’s meticulous diaries that detail Wyoming life in the late 1800s and early 1900s have long been cherished by the state’s historians.

Hunton was a soldier, prisoner of war, musician, freighter, sutler at Fort Laramie, roadhouse host, journalist, cattleman, community leader, weatherman and businessman.

Before he left Virginia to come west in 1867, Hunton was a member of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.”

Now, this Civil War veterans will receive a Confederate gravestone in a ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne, WY.

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