For the first time since the fighting ended 142 years ago, a memorial will take place in Edinburgh for Scottish soldiers who died in the American Civil War. The American Consulate General in Edinburgh will attend the ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln memorial in the Old Calton cemetery, believed to be the only one of its kind outside the US. 150,000-500,000 Scots died during the American Civil War 1861-1865. The ceremony will mark the anniversary of the Battle of Bullrun in 1861. It is being organised by Bill Mackie. "We want to highlight the number of Scots who fought, and died, on both sides. It wasn't just Americans against Americans."
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