Thanks to the efforts of a genealogist, a Civil War veteran will be laid to rest with full military honors today, 88 years after he died. The cremated remains of Peter Knapp and his wife, Georgianna, sat in storage at a crematorium in Portland, Oregon, until a distant relative tracked them down. Alice Knapp didn't start out looking for the remains. Instead, she was trying to track down a diary Peter Knapp kept during the war.
You can read the full story by Laura Rillos in the KPTV web site at http://goo.gl/OhF5E.
My thanks to Joy Kersteter for telling me about this story.