Sunday, March 25, 2007

1841 Seated Liberty Dime Found In Confederate Sub H.L. Hunley (Wilmington Star, DE)

Crew's identities point to Old World

Some aboard Confederate sub were Europeans


Charleston, S.C. The story of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub to sink an enemy warship, is leading back to the Old World as researchers plan to spend weeks trying to discover the roots of four European crewmen.

Scientists also said Thursday they have recovered a second coin from the hand-cranked sub - a silver dime to go along with a $20 gold piece recovered in 2001.

With a mint date of 1841, the dime shows Lady Liberty seated in robes, surrounded by 13 stars. It was found with the remains of a European crewman known only as Lumpkin. . . .

Full story at:
http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/ pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070323/NEWS/703230344/-1/State

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