Wednesday, August 18, 2010

European Coins Among Items Unearthed at Civil War Prison Camp in Georgia

(CNN) -- On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, soil beneath south Georgia pine trees has yielded the first of what is expected to be a treasure of artifacts that will bear witness to the lives of prisoners and the horrors they endured.

This spring's discovery of about 200 everyday Civil War-era items -- including a smoking pipe, uniform buttons, a picture frame, coins, bullets and objects fashioned by Union prisoners -- is unparalleled for many reasons, archaeologists said.

Items found so far at the site . . .

Full story at: CNN News

1 comment:

Monterey Company Blog said...

Interesting find...