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RALEIGH, N.C. -- When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, are buried today in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors will be in attendance. So will members of the United Daughters of Confederacy.
In early September 1864, Dorence Atwater began to keep a secret burial list of Union prisoners who had died at Andersonville. This list was how thousands of Union soldiers were identified as having died at Andersonville.