Fort Fisher

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Looking For CSS Neuse Artifacts-- Part 2

From the March 10, 2014, Raleigh (NC) News & Observer "High water delays search for pieces of Civil War ironclad in Kinston." //// A high-tech search for missing pieces of the CSS Neuse was delayed Monday because of high water. State underwater archaeologists want to try again to use their side-scan sonar and magnetometer on Friday. //// They are looking specifically for the ship's anchors, armor plating or anything else from the ship that muight have been lost when it was destroyed. //// The hull of the ship is now enclosed in the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in downtown Kinston which opened last year. (Its move there was perhaps the last move that will ever be made by a Confederate ship.) //// People have been searching for lost artifacts from the ship for years. Ghosting pipes have been built on the ship's hull to give museum visitors an idea what the ship appeared like back in 1865. Kinston also had a full-scale CSS Neuse on display downtown as well. //// Worth Visiting. --Old B-R'er

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