The next time you're in the Chicago area, why not take a trip out to Frankfort, Illinois, and look for Sam, the horse that was General Sherman's mount during the Civil War.
They know for a fact that it is buried somewhere in the town, but no one knows exactly where. Perhaps it is in Vern Harvey's yard, or maybe its under one of the many subdivisions that have been built in recent years. Or maybe even a strip mall.
Inquire at the village hall.
For more info, see my Civil War blog at