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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA—The Post and Courier reports that conservators have begun to scrape away the layer of sand and shell encasing the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which went down in Charleston Harbor in 1864 just minutes after it sank the Union warship USS Housatonic. The layer, known as concretion, has obscured many of the specific features of the vessel that scientists are interested in studying,

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA—The Post and Courier reports that conservators have begun to scrape away the layer of sand and shell encasing the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which went down in Charleston Harbor in 1864 just minutes after it sank the Union warship USS Housatonic. The layer, known as concretion, has obscured many of the specific features of the vessel that scientists are interested in studying,

CRONOLOGÍA UNIVERSAL / Américo Fernández: DISCURSO DE GETTYSBURG

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in U.S. history. / Discurso de Gettysburg de Abraham Lincoln, uno de los discursos más importantes de la historia de EE.UU.

Outstanding and Rare Civil War Officer's "Plug Hat" One of  the most difficult items of Civil War headgear to obtain is the  so-called "plug hat" with its distinctive low, rounded crown and  wide brim. This very popular form of slouch hat is seen extensively  in period photography yet only a handful of original specimens  survive today. This is one of the finest known examples. The 3"  wide brim has a

Outstanding and Rare Civil War Officer's "Plug Hat" One of the most difficult items of Civil War headgear to obtain is the so-called "plug hat" with its distinctive low, rounded crown and wide brim. This very popular form of slouch hat is seen extensively in period photography yet only a handful of original specimens survive today. This is one of the finest known examples. The 3" wide brim has a

Custer’s sword captured by Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Trevilian Station

Custer’s sword captured by Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Trevilian Station

Lt. George Dixon, according to legend, received this coin as a good-luck charm from his beloved, said to be from Mobile, Alabama. It was bent by a bullet when he was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, two years before the Hunley made history. He had it engraved and carried it the rest of his life. It was found with his remains by Hunley Project scientists

Lt. George Dixon, according to legend, received this coin as a good-luck charm from his beloved, said to be from Mobile, Alabama. It was bent by a bullet when he was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, two years before the Hunley made history. He had it engraved and carried it the rest of his life. It was found with his remains by Hunley Project scientists

The CSS Arkansas was a Confederate Ironclad warship which served during the American Civil War in the Western Theater. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The CSS Arkansas was a Confederate Ironclad warship which served during the American Civil War in the Western Theater. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The inscription on the coin confirm that it stopped a bullet at Shiloh. The United States 20 dollar double eagle coin was minted in 1860 and is clearly deformed from the bullet's impact. Both the coin itself and a wound on Dixon's femur were found to have traces of lead.

The inscription on the coin confirm that it stopped a bullet at Shiloh. The United States 20 dollar double eagle coin was minted in 1860 and is clearly deformed from the bullet's impact. Both the coin itself and a wound on Dixon's femur were found to have traces of lead.

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