Ted Rohde ©Stars and StripesCherbourg, France, 1954: Thousands of Americans who fought and died in Europe are buried on that continent, but many people would be surprised to learn of the existence of Confederate graves in the part of France best known for its pivotal World War II battles. Here, Normandy invasion veterans Master Sgt. George C. Zares, left, of the 16th Infantry Regiment, and Master Sgt. William Hopkins of the 26th Infantry Regiment visit the graves of George Appleby and James King of the CSS Alabama, who were killed in a naval battle against the USS Kearsarge on June 19, 1864.

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