Memorial Day was just a week ago. But how about this?

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Memorial Day was just a week ago. But how about this?

Postby Niner » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:43 pm

Memorial Day was just a week ago. What do you think about this bit of news? Of course the skull may well have been from a rebel....but does it matter?

http://news.yahoo.com/skull-civil-war-s ... c_src=copy
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Postby Niner Delta » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:13 pm

I always thought it was illegal to buy or sell human remains............but guess not. :(

And I agree that it should not be sold, it should be interred in the nearest Confederate cemetery.
The auction is totally disrespectful........ :evil:

(Your stupid and idiotic opinion may differ........... :cool: )

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Re: Memorial Day was just a week ago. But how about this?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:39 am

Totally out of order IMO, along with 600+ comments on the site....................
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Postby Aughnanure » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:22 am

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Postby Niner » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:56 am

I knew that in the US the legality of digging up relics was all depending on imaginary boundaries set by Federal and State laws as to what constituted a recognized and protected battle site. And that recognition is strangely come by. I took some photos for Civil War Times one time about some squatters in the middle of a State mandated Civil War protected park...Blakeley. Seems the squatters had moved in before it became a park. They hadn't bought the land...just took it. At the time the land had belonged to International Paper. The Park had a hard time getting rid of them as they refused to leave. Just down the road from there at Spanish Fort, another Civil War site where some fighting took place, was built right on top of with a subdivision. The remains of old bunkers were plainly in view in back yards. One artillery battery site once manned by a Yankee heavy artillery battery was completely closed off from the public ever getting to again by new construction that pinned it behind personal property on all sides.....and this was only ten years or so ago. In that subdivision the property owners could dig up as much of their property as they wanted to find whatever they may. However, over the river from that place, in the marsh of the Mobile Delta, the visibly unrecognized locations of two small dirt forts are totally off limits from digging and a couple of people have gone to jail for digging up bits of rusted metal from those locations. But.....I never have heard of digging up bodies and selling the skull. I would have thought that would have been out of bounds wherever found.
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Postby Niner Delta » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:31 pm

The auction company finally pulled their head out of their ass..........finally.. :roll:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/auction-of- ... -protests/

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Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:51 am

People power.............. :cool:
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Postby Karl/Pa. » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:46 am

The goal line on the Citadel's football field was the burial site of dozens of Confederate soldiers and civilians.

(Charleston-AP) Feb. 23, 2005 - The remains of two dozen Confederate soldiers recovered from beneath the stands of The Citadel's football stadium will be buried next month.

The remains of the 21 soldiers are among hundreds of soldiers and civilians buried at the site during the Civil War.

A clerical error allowed the west stands of Johnson Hagood Stadium to be constructed over a pair of graveyards. The city allowed the graves to be moved in 1948 when the stadium was built but a letter spelling out those wishes gave permission to move only the headstones.

Civil War re-enactors began looking for the graves in the 1990s in an effort to locate lost Confederates. The remains of about 350 civilians and 40 Civil War soldiers have been excavated. That includes the first crew of the Confederate submarine Hunley.

None of the bodies has been identified, but Burbage said it appears most died during the defense of Charleston.. Reburial is set for March 5th at the Magnolia Cemetery. Burbage says the funeral will be less extravagant than the one for the Hunley's final crew last April and will begin at the cemetery gate where the men will be escorted inside, according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

The newspaper says the remains of about 350 civilians will be stored while school officials decide how to re-inter them. One official says that could mean setting up a small site inside the stadium.
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