Possibly sitting at bottom of South Carolina river: Gen. Sherman's war spoils

January 20, 2015 3:51 PM

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Possibly sitting at bottom of South Carolina river: Gen. Sherman's war spoils

In 1954, a gas-producing plant closed near the Congaree River in Columbia, SC. But its presence lingers, in the form of roughly 40,000 tons of "taffy-like" black tar that need to be removed from the river.

The State reports on a most unusual side effect of damming the river to do so: the possible recovery of Confederate munitions seized and then dumped by Gen.

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