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

Friday, September 4, 2015

The CSS Georgia's Conservation Research Lab

From the SAugust 31, 2015, BATT "History revived, one artifact at a time."

The artifacts and pieces of the CSS Georgia which are being brought up are being sent to the Condervation Research Lab at Texas A&M at College Station, Texas.  This organization has been in operation for over thirty years and it has conserved items from 130 projects around the world.

Most recently, they have been working on French explorer LaSalle's ship, the La Belle.  Since 1996 they have conserved over 1,700,000 artifacts and they are just now finishing work on it.

And now, their attention turns to the CSS Georgia.

Parker Brooks, a graduate student technician was sent to Georgia to the wreck site and says that each object recovered has a different story.  He has this to say about one of those objects: "The P.S. Justice was a Union-made piece and here we are finding it on the bottom of the Savannah River on the CSS Georgia, well south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  So how in the world did something like this find itself on the ship?"

The P.S. Justice was a bayonet.

--Old B-Runner


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