Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CSS Stono Items on Display

From the Dec. 17, 2013, Columbus (Ind) Republic, AP. //// The Georgia Department of Natural resources reports that a collection of Civil War-era artifacts are on display at the Sweetwater Creek State Park. A crate of rifles recovered from the shipwreck of the CSS Stono are housed in an aquarium in the lobby of the visitors center at the park in Lithia Springs where they are draining salt and other contaminants from the guns which were in the water for over a hundred years. //// The rifles are traced to the CSS Stono which ran aground in 1863 and was burned later to prevent capture by Union forces. They were found in the 1980s. //// --Old B-Runner

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