A ceremony in Bartow on Saturday will dedicate a headstone for Pvt. James Johnson, an African-American Buffalo Soldier who was stationed in Lakeland in 1898 awaiting deployment to Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He never made it, instead dying under imprisonment in the county seat, The Ledger reports. | ALSO: News Channel 8

Source: The Ledger

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