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Indiana Spirit Quest #622 Elijah Lacy - Patriot

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Hidden : 07/07/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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“INDIANA SPIRIT QUEST”

The Indiana Spirit Quest series of geocaches will take you to a number of historic cemeteries and historic sites built by Hoosier Pioneers. In just over two years, the quest has grown to over five hundred caches hidden in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan and Ontario and the hiders have grown to THIRTY cacher teams, most of which are comprised of Dogs and their Humans. Over 1,000 cacher teams have logged over 20,500 finds. .



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INDIANA SPIRIT QUEST #622

"View From a Hill"

This quest will bring you to the Mount Zion Cemetery just south of the small town of Hall in northern Morgan County. This cemetery is mowed regularly but many of the headstones are grime covered and are very difficult to read. Fortunately, the headstones for a Revolutionary War soldier and a veteran of the War of 1812 are both readable.


Revolutionary War Veteran

Elijah Lacy was a member of the Virginia Militia and served for a term of 10 months during the Revolutionary War. He enlisted in 1778 at Goochland County Virginia. He commanding officers were Colonels Bland and Turner. He was granted a veteran's pension in 1831 and received an annual payment of $33.33.


War of 1812 Veteran

Aaron Kivett served in the 5th North Carolina militia during the War of 1812. He was a member of a company serving under Captain John Ramsour, also known as 'Gentleman John'. John's father, Jacob Ramsour owned a mill in North Carolina that was the site of a battle in the Revolutionary War between Torries and Patriots. Lord Cornwallis and his troops camped near the mill and forced Jacob to run his mill 7 days a week to provide food for the British troops.

John Ramsour's company was a participant in the Battle of New Orleans, which actually took place a few days after the Treaty of Ghent was signed, but before news had travelled back to the United States. This was the battle that helped make Andrew Jackson famous.

FIND LOGS ON THIS CACHE THAT INDICATE NIGHT CACHING WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT NOTICE!!


The cache container is A PEANUT BUTTER JAR. It's about 4" round and 4" tall, so could hold smaller bugs or coins. You MUST sign the log to claim a Smilie. If you cache at night, or don't sign the log, or reveal the additional hint in your log, or don't fulfill any additional requirements, your find log will be deleted without notice...If you think these terms to be unfair, don't bother to hunt this cache. The cache is not located near a grave... If you find a fallen US flag, please stick it back in the ground. As always, please be respectful of our pioneer dead and cache in, trash out.

None genuine without this official SixDogTeam seal. Photographs taken by Lead Dog, (C) 2006 by RikSu Outfitters, unless otherwise noted.

"Indiana Spirit Quest" is brought to you by the following fellows of GEOISQ*: SixDogTeam (Earthdog Patrick, Lead Dog, Wheel Dog) , Kodiak Kid, *The Shadow*, Team Shydog, Rupert2, Torry, ~Mystery Dog~, Team Tigger International, Awsome Ev, bbsurveyors, Wishbone 86, DoverDuo, -{LoS}-Xile, Prairiepartners, WilliamsFamGC, Team Itchy & Scratchy, Bean Blossom Gang, , krisNjoe , bikinibottomfeeders, 501 Gang , Lord Elwood, Donsdi, Joypa, Doobies, DougSmiley , Che K, JCurtis55, Team GCHound, Nursenine, Cowboy1829, S Keillan, CAR 54, Team Lost in the woods, ICQ cache crew, ClayC, InFarm Family, Jenishmeni and a host of others. If you are interested in spreading the Quest to your neck of the woods AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, email SixDogTeam.

*Grand Exalted Order of the Indiana Spirit Quest

** THIS IS A GENUINE INDIANA SPIRIT QUEST CACHE-- ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES**

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Happy Hunting!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Raq bs ubevmbagny ybt nobhg 3' bss gur tebhaq.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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