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Cape Cod honoring 7 forgotten Revolutionary War veterans

April 15, 2018

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Seven men from Cape Cod who fought in the Revolutionary War are finally getting their due.

Provincetown’s Cemetery Commission and the Daughters of the American Revolution are scheduled to dedicate grave markers honoring the seven veterans on Monday, the Patriots Day holiday.

Officials say six of the men were buried in Provincetown’s historic Winthrop Street Cemetery. The grave for the seventh hasn’t been located, so a marker for him will be placed at his family’s plot.

They say many early records that detailed where Revolutionary War-era veterans were interred were lost in an 1877 town hall fire.

Historians spent nearly two years researching the whereabouts of the seven men’s remains. Organizers identified them as Solomon Cook, Seth Smith, Alexander Gross, Elisha Freeman, Stephen Atwood, Samuel Atwood and Joshua Atkins Mayo.

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