UT project to search for Civil War remnants
Researchers at the University of Tennessee are planning to search school property for any remnants of the Civil War.
Saturday, August 16th 2014, 4:44 pm EDT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Researchers at the University of Tennessee are planning to search school property for any remnants of the Civil War.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports crews plan to begin work this fall on the imitative, which is being paid for with a $45,130 grant from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program.
Researchers will be looking for any remaining signs of forts, batteries and trenches that helped Union forces defeat Confederate soldiers in 1863.
They will use Civil War-era maps, photos and other historic document in addition to exploring the property and using digital mapping and radar.
The idea for the project stems from a construction project in 2009 that uncovered cannon emplacements and trenches filled with relics that were mostly in good shape.
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