Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Battlefield archaeology update ?For Antietam archaeologists, spent bullets tell a story
A team of archaeologists from the National Park Service is uncovering bullets and shrapnel that paint a grim picture of the carnage at the battle of Antietam.

It was the single bloodiest day in the Civil War, and the archaeologists are getting plenty of reminders why.

The team used metal detectors to find more than 400 objects, mostly bullets and shrapnel, in a section of the battlefield recently.

Short article but there's a pseudo-link to the NPS web site.