Researcher Identifies Three Civil War Soldiers Buried In Raliegh

A Civil War enthusiast has identified the remains of three soldiers buried in Raleigh.

Charles Purser spent thousands of hours scrutinizing hospital logs, regimental rosters and cemetery records to put names to the headstones at the Oakwood cemetery.

He has now identified Drury Scruggs, who marched to the Civil War from his home in North Carolina's mountains and later died at Gettysburg.

Purser also uncovered the name of William Wallace, a farm boy from Montgomery County.

Purser also found that a Yankee soldier from Minnesota named John Dolson was buried at the cemetery by accident under a similar name.

Purser plans to hold a September ceremony to honor the soldiers with new headstones.