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Decades of Service

A cache by thehobos Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/21/2002
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is to recognize two officers and gentlemen that devoted their lives to the service of their country and who now rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

The first, Abner, is believed by some to be the inventor of baseball and was a graduate of West Point. He attained the rank of Major General and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The second was also a graduate of West Point and attained the rank of Major General in the United States Air Force. He was Abner's "second cousin twice removed". The coordinates provided are for Abner's Plot. After reaching this plot you will find an obelisk with information about Abner that will lead you to the location of his descendant, who also followed a similar path of service to his country. The gentleman you are looking for is located at:

N38 52.A0B
W77 03.C4D

Where:

A is the third digit in the year Abner participated in the indian hostilities in Texas.
B is the fourth digit in the year Abner was Commissioner to Mexico.
C is the fourth digit in the year Abner participated in the hostilities in Florida (the Seminole Uprising - GO NOLES!!!!)
D is the fourth digit in the year Abner participated in the indian hostilities in Texas.

When you arrive at the coordinates obtained above determine the first name of Abner's cousin.

IF YOU POST YOUR FIND AND WE DO NOT RECEIVE CONFIRMATION WITHIN 24 HOURS, WE WILL DELETE IT WITHOUT NOTICE. EMAIL THE FIRST NAME OF ABNER’S COUSIN FOR CONFIRMATION BEFORE YOU POST A FIND. NO INTERNET “FINDS”. DON’T POST YOUR ANSWER HERE EVEN IF IT IS ENCRYPTED. IF YOU POST YOUR FIND BEFORE PROVIDING THE REQUIRED PROOF, WE WILL DELETE IT WITHOUT NOTICE. EACH INDIVIDUAL THAT CLAIMS THIS CACHE MUST SEND AN EMAIL PROVIDING THE FIRST NAME OF THE 2ND COUSIN. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR FIND BEING DELETED.

Wear some comfortable shoes and be prepared for some hiking through the history of our nations honored servants. How many names will you recognize????

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gel ybbxvat sbe 5-X-9. Vs lbh tb nebhaq gur pbeare naq bhg guebhtu gur Fbhgu cbegny, lbh pna frr gur erfgberq Cragntba.

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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