> I found this article in the New York Times, July 12, 1892, and
> thought I would share it with the group:
> FOUND AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
> In 1864 among the soldiers on duty in Chattanooga was W.O. Blake, a
> private in Company H, Twenty-Third Michigan Infantry. While in camp
> here a comrade made a watch charm for Mr. Blake by rubbing smooth
> both sides of an English shilling and engraving upon it the initials
> "W.O.B." He carried the charm a few days, when he lost it, and during
> the experiences of after years forgot all about it. In 1884 Mr. Blake
> moved to Chattanooga with his family from Michigan and rented a house
> at the corner of Fourth and Moon Streets, and in 1889, while digging
> in the yard, he found a small piece of metal, which, upon being
> cleaned and polished, proved to be the engraved coin he lost in 1864.
> This Beats finding a needle in a haystack.
> From the Chattanooga Times, July 5
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