I mentioned yesterday about finding out that one of my ancestors, Valentine Bock, got remarried. Well I found out some more interesting stuff. And I remember back when this happened, and Mom would have been even more interested to hear this turn of events.
His 2nd wife had an uncle named Lewis Powell. In 1990 they found Lewis Powell's skull in the Smithsonian. He was hanged at the age of 21 in 1865, has skull became part of the collection at Walter Reed Army Hospital, and eventually went to the Smithsonian collection.
He was one of four men who was hanged for a conspiricy to assassinate President Lincoln. They even had a TV movie about it on Ted Turner's station a few years back.
So the skull was given back to the family, and there was a big Confederate reburial ceremony at a cemetery in Geneva, Florida, a few years back. Some of you may remember that.
And I found one other person of interest in the cemeteries, but let me seperate that as a seperate blog.