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Confederate group replaces stolen markers in North Texas

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A North Texas chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has replaced historical markers of two Confederate soldiers that had been stolen from a graveyard.

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports the new markers were for Benjamin Martin and Lt. Alexander Cameron.

Martin was a Civil War veteran who later became the first Mayor of Greenville, located about 50 miles northeast of Dallas.

Cameron served as Hunt County Surveyor and County Clerk before and after the Civil War.

Craig Smith, commander of the local Lt. Alexander Cameron Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said Saturday the group is also raising funds to replace other stolen historical markers in the area.

Since 2015, 110 Confederate monuments have been removed nationwide, according to a study last month by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Information from: Herald-Banner, http://www.heraldbanner.com

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