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One night a couple of months ago, I was googling some of my ancestors names as I sometimes do, and up popped an article in a historical society newsletter, written by a distant cousin in the early 1990s. The article was about a great great great uncle of mine, who had fought through most of the Civil War, only to die in the last days of the war. The article included several of his letters, and it gave me chills to see some of the names I had been researching for the last few years. The article included a watercolor of my ancestor, who had not 'had a likeness taken' before his death. So, don't forget to 'google' those ancestors, you never know what will pop up. :)

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Comment by Katie Heitert Wilkinson on April 7, 2011 at 5:44pm

Kate ....I do this kind of googling also .  Must say, though, that I've never had such exciting results.  Your story is one for the record books.  What a find.






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