Back in June, we shared with you the story of a member of Heath Jones “Task Force History” group (based in Alabama), which uses metal detectors to seek out historic treasures, often on Civil War camp and battle sites. Justin Emmons, a Kentucky man, revealed that he had located what looked like a piece of printing press type with the name “H. Garlock” etched into the wood siding that he had found at a Union camp site. The records of a “Henry C. Garlock” and his unit matched the camp location perfectly. Justin had been unsuccessful in locating a descendant of Garlock’s, but Extreme Genes host Scott Fisher went to work and located Lynn Voyles, a Missouri man, who is a third great grandson of Henry Garlock, and long time family researcher. Recently Justin and Lynn got together for the first time. Lynn was shocked at Justin’s generosity as he gave him the press type, as well as items that had been part of Henry Garlock’s knapsack, which included buckles and a bullet!
Justin Emmons (right) presents Lynn Voyles with items he found that belonged to his ancestor during his days as a Civil War soldier.