COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - 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.
The documents have been sitting in a vault in the treasurer's office since shortly after Col. Ira W. Cory's grandson died in Charleston in 1987, leaving them in a safe deposit box. They include Cory's discharge papers, a unit roster and papers outlining battle plans.
Officials with the treasurer's unclaimed property office worked with a genealogist to track down a great-grandson of Cory in Columbus, Ohio, and plan to put the documents in the mail Monday.
The treasurer's office has millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts and unclaimed shares of stock.