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    Hunley Crewman s Remains Uncovered CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Scientists uncovered the remains Monday of a sailor they say may have been the second-in-command of
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      Hunley Crewman's Remains Uncovered

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Scientists uncovered the remains Monday of a sailor
      they say may have been the second-in-command of the Confederate submarine
      H.L. Hunley. Including the discovery Monday, scientists say they have
      salvaged the remains of four sailors from the silt-filled hull of the Hunley,
      which sank off the Atlantic Coast moments after becoming the first submarine
      in history to sink an enemy warship.Researchers found a thighbone, an arm
      bone and a shoulder blade belonging to a crewman, project director Bob
      Neyland said. A sole of a shoe or a boot also was discovered nearby.Because
      the bones were found to the rear of the hull, ``we believe this could be the
      person who manned the ballast pump and would have been the second officer to
      Lt. George Dixon,'' Neyland said.The submarine sank with nine men aboard on
      the night of Feb. 17, 1864, after it rammed an explosive charge into the
      Union blockade ship Housatonic. The wreckage of the Hunley was discovered in
      1995 and taken to the former Charleston Navy Base last summer for
      exploration.The excavation is expected to take another month or two.The
      remains of the crew were not expected to be buried until next year, after
      analysts use computers to show what the crewmen looked like.
         




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