Partial settlement over Ohio Civil War items


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio cousins feuding over ownership of Civil War artifacts have reached an agreement allowing the items to be displayed at a commemorative event this spring.

The agreement between Timberlake resident Albert Ward and Linda Schwartz of Perrysburg doesn't settle the bigger issue of who has more of a right to the items.

The Blade in Toledo reports Thursday ( ) the two have agreed to let Schwartz take items belonging to Sgt. Wilson W. Brown to Kennesaw, Ga., April 12 and 13 for events commemorating the 150th anniversary of a well-known war raid.

The items include two Congressional Medals of Honor and a key from a Confederate prison that belonged to Brown, a northwest Ohio man who took part in the raid.

Schwartz' attorney gets custody of the items until then.


Information from: The Blade,