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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Civil War Cannons Raised From the Pee Dee River-- Part 1: Going to the V.A. in Florence

From the September 29, 2015, The State (Columbia, S.C.) by Jeff Wilkinson.

There have been a lot of articles on my Google Alerts about these three cannons being raised.  I look at them and write down information that I have not already mentioned in previous posts.

The rare cannons will be preserved and then displayed at the Veterans Administration building in Florence, S.C..

They represent the entire armament of the CSS Pee Dee.

University of South Carolina crews have spent six years, since 2009, working on their recovery.

The cannons can provide insight into "the beginning of modern naval warfare."

The cannons were raised Tuesday, September 29th.

--Old B-Runner

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