Mapping Charleston’s Civil War Naval Battlefield

Posted by admin on Aug 29, 2012

All that remains of a five-year siege for control of Charleston Harbour during the American Civil War now lies in watery graves amid the harbour’s channels and beneath beaches of nearby islands.

A team of archaeologists at the University of South Carolina, has mapped the Charleston Harbour naval battlefield for the first time, providing historical and archaeological detail on the drawn-out struggle that spanned 1861-1865.

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