Civil War artifacts uncovered in Galveston

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by Texas Belo

kens5.com

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 6:56 PM

 

GALVESTON, Texas—The Army Corp of Engineers uncovered artifacts from a sunken civil war union gunboat in Galveston Wednesday.

The U.S.S. Westfield was intentionally sunk by union forces after it grounded in the Texas City Channel during the Battle of Galveston.

The Army Corp of Engineers is digging the channel deeper in order to make it easier for big ships to get through.

The dredging has uncovered the Westfield, so now they are pulling pieces of history to the surface including the ship’s cannon.

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