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The remains of the dead are usually buried in a cemetery.

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But what happens when you can’t find out where they’re buried?

The answer is commingling, which is the process of mixing remains from different graves together so that all remain unidentified.

This problem was commonplace during the Civil War era due to battlefields and other mass burials.

On April 9th, 1864, Union forces captured Richmond, Virginia and began burying Confederate soldiers in Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond National Battlefield Park).

They also used this as an opportunity to move bodies from various cemeteries around town into one place for burial.

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