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Submarine H.L. Hunley’s Hull Is Slowly Becoming Visible
By Scott C. Boyd
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Researchers are finally getting to see the actual hull surface of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley as conservators systematically and very carefully remove concretion that accumulated during the 136 years the vessel spent underwater before it was recovered in 2000.


Society Buys Rare 1860 New York Wide Awakes Banner
By Bill Bleyer
MATTITUCK, N.Y. — A furled silk banner discovered in the attic of a Long Island store has given the Southold Historic Society a link to the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War that resulted.


Fundraising Begins To Conserve Two 1st Delaware Flag
WILMINGTON, Del. — The Delaware Historical Society recently launched a crowdfunding and general campaign to raise $30,000 for professional conservation of two iconic objects of Delaware’s heritage: the regimental and U.S. flags carried by the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.