After years of searching, a Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, man has located the lost gravesite of his great-great-uncle, Lt. Col. Ephraim Anderson, who served in the Civil War. Anderson has been described as a forgotten soldier from the Union Army.
David Cheslock said he and his wife, Donna, learned last weekend that the burial site was in Hanover, Maryland, not far from the BWI Airport. They spent some time to find the exact location, using great detective and genealogical investigation techniques.
The search for knowledge about Anderson began several years ago, according to Cheslock. He had been doing genealogy research on his family line. As he began to gather information on Anderson, the data led him to Howard County.
Cheslock, who majored in history in college, said that he felt the need to sort out the facts from fiction. His research journey took him and his wife to Ellicott City, Maryland, where they used the local library. From there, they went to Hanover.
"He died in Washington, D.C.," he said. "We discovered that his body was held in a congressional cemetery in a public vault." Anderson had recently returned from Florida, where he had gone for his health. He died in the hospital.
The body had later been moved to Hanover for burial.
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