I offer this link to Eric Wittenberg's blog as his entry from today (July 12) hit close to home. Corbin and McGraw are only mentioned briefly, towards the middle, but the rest of the story results from what happened with them. http://civilwarcavalry.com/ Both Corbin and McGraw lived in the same county I live in, and they are buried within just a couple of minutes from where I grew up (close to an hour from where I live now.) One of my first introductions to the Civil War occurred in 1983 when I was 10 years old and read a local newspaper article about these two. A picture in the article showed Corbin's headstone in an unkept family cemetery, but it caught my attention because also in the picture was a cow belonging to a cousin of mine who was renting the land. The fact that this was on my cousin's land probably caught my attention more than the Civil War aspect at that time, but the story still stuck with me. I have read about it since then, as a book published in the 1890s describes it, but I had never realized the controversy over their arrest and executions went so far as to involve Robert E. Lee's son. I never dreamed that reading a story about a man from Pennsylvania would lead me back to this "local yocal" story. I find it fascinating. We have no battlefields in this area, and though I now know how close the Confederates came to Cincinnati in the fall of 1862, I'm still excited to see a bit more significance attached to this story too. Like I said, it's a bit of a "local yocal" type of story that probably won't mean as much to others as it does to me, but it does show you never know what you'll find out about this war. I never would have guessed I'd see thier names mentioned on a blog like that one.