Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Update on the CSS Peedee

An update on the archaeological survey on the CSS Peedee wreck site posted today:

USC Archeologists Locate Wreck of Confederate Gunboat

Although the ship itself is identified as "... in pieces and buried." The team has located two of the three guns from the Peedee, one Brooke rifle and one Dahlgren IX-inch smoothbore. Some of the Dahlgren's stamps are still legible after nearly 150 years underwater. Photos in the article show a recovered Brooke projectile.

The intent is to recover some portions of the wreck, including the guns, in a preservation program hosted by nearby Francis Marion University.

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