Posted By:kathy callaway
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Subject:Re: msg#8, Ferdinand Usher and Gettysburg
Post Date:January 31, 2011 at 12:33:08
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/usher/messages/997.html
Forum:Usher Family Genealogy Forum
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The Park Service website description of the Gettysburg cemetery history shows what may well have been the fate of Frederick Usher's remains:
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/getttour/tstops/tstd4-23.htm
--including this comment towards the end:

"Remarkably, burial in the cemetery of Gettysburg dead has continued up until the 1990's. Among its many relics, the Rosensteel Collection of Civil War artifacts included human remains found on the battlefield and at field hospital sites long after the end of the war. These were gathered and buried in a single grave in the cemetery in 1991, followed in 1995 by the burial of a soldier's skeleton recovered from the first day's battlefield. A special detail from the 3rd United States Infantry acted as honor guard at both events."

Kathy