Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Government to locate kin of Civil War veteran killed with ax in 1877

As U.S. Army Pvt. Levi Morris died a slow, painful death from an ax wound, he told the medical workers tending to him that his only relative lived in Akron.Henry Pickett. For the past few weeks, the U.S. government has been trying to track down the Pickett family, but there was a big problem. Morris died in June 1877.In New Mexico. And Pickett, obviously, died long, long ago.

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1 comment:

PrettySiren said...

I read that article. It's really interesting; I had no idea that the government would still care to track down current relatives after all that time.