South Carolina treasurer sends Civil War papers back to Columbus | The Columbus Dispatch

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis is getting ready to send some lost Civil War documents back to the family of an Ohio soldier who fought in the battle at Gettysburg. Full Story
DLW

Wooster, OH

#1 Jan 24, 2011
How great would that be, to get tracked down and given something of value. That would make my day.
The Blue Collar Man

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 24, 2011
Doing my family tree since 1998, so when I hear something like this, I imediately think and hope the person cares about History, and his family line. Hope they aren't the kind that turns this into drug/boze money, or a new Truck, or looks at it for 30 seconds and throws it in a drawer never to be seen again.
NC Buckeye

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 24, 2011
The documents will end up on a future episode of Pawn Stars.

Since: Aug 10

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2011
I certainly hope the documents are loaned, or custody given to, the Ohio Historical Society for safe care and storage so the public and researchers can benefit from this wonderful piece of history.
Bob

Roswell, GA

#6 Jan 24, 2011
Federalist wrote:
I certainly hope the documents are loaned, or custody given to, the Ohio Historical Society for safe care and storage so the public and researchers can benefit from this wonderful piece of history.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...

Loan them to a group that will not return them ?
Wilbur

United States

#7 Jan 24, 2011
Bob wrote:
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http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...
Loan them to a group that will not return them ?
If it means keeping it from the hillbillies in WV, then yes.
mama

Watseka, IL

#8 Jan 24, 2011
I wish they'd send me back my false teeth I left at the rest stop on Rt.17.

George Gummy
BE CAREFUL

Rawson, OH

#9 Jan 24, 2011
BE CAREFUL with LOANING anything to the OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY --- THEY HAVE a BAD RECORD of NOT RETURNING ITEMS once they are LOANED !!!
good advice

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Jan 24, 2011
Whatever the owner does, he should NOT let the OHS thieves near them.
unfair labor practices

Watseka, IL

#12 Jan 24, 2011
So..just your family thieves then. That's a monopoly...citizen's arrest!
good advice wrote:
Whatever the owner does, he should NOT let the OHS thieves near them.
help others

Watseka, IL

#13 Jan 24, 2011
You wanna know what'll makes Ohio's Justice system day? When they track you down for all
those child support payments you missed buds. Pay up. Or just send me the checks..I'll make sure the proper people get them...me!
DLW wrote:
How great would that be, to get tracked down and given something of value. That would make my day.
dude

Columbus, OH

#14 Jan 24, 2011
Do you think emails that soldiers write today are going to be worth anything in 150 years? Probably not.
Gordon Shumway

United States

#15 Jan 24, 2011
Federalist wrote:
I certainly hope the documents are loaned, or custody given to, the Ohio Historical Society for safe care and storage so the public and researchers can benefit from this wonderful piece of history.
Have you not been paying attention to what is going on at the Ohio Historical Society? They're in shambles there. The LAST thing I'd be doing is: giving them something of value. I expect sooner than later, the Director of the OHS will be selling off part of their assets just to keep afloat.
It is truly sad that those in power do not see the importance of preserving history and keeping a vital organization like OHS well-funded.
Figure it out

Watseka, IL

#16 Jan 24, 2011
Yours aren't worth squat now...so your question is mute.
dude wrote:
Do you think emails that soldiers write today are going to be worth anything in 150 years? Probably not.
Wilbur

United States

#17 Jan 25, 2011
Figure it out wrote:
Yours aren't worth squat now...so your question is mute.
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I love Topix.

I think you mean "moot."
dude

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 25, 2011
Figure it out wrote:
Yours aren't worth squat now...so your question is mute.
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