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Revolutionary War veteran to get headstone on grave

October 23, 2019

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will place a headstone on the grave of a Revolutionary War soldier.

The Kingsport Times News reports the marker is for Pvt. Michael Looney, who participated in a precursor to the Revolutionary War known as Lord Dunmore’s War, as part of the Virginia militia.

State of Franklin Chapter President Don Hills says Looney is still considered a Revolutionary War veteran. Looney moved to an area east of Rogersville in 1780.

Hills says chapter members will hold a ceremony with uniformed color guard in period dress at the Looney Family Cemetery near Surgoinsville on Sunday.

The State of Franklin refers to an attempt to create a new state in what is now East Tennessee at the end of the Revolutionary War.

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This story has been corrected to show that the chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution chapter is in East Tennessee.

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Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net