What a surprise a Michigan resident had when she opened her local newspaper and found her great-great-grandfather's portrait on the front page! It turns out that he was being honored for his outstanding service during the Civil War with a granite monument in front of the local county courthouse. (Wouldn't this be a dream day for any genealogist with an ancestor in the Civil War?)
You can read the full article at this Grand Rapids Press webpage.
Thanks to Miriam at Ancestories for this interesting article.