Civil War battlefield found at building site in Tennessee
Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Admin1
Angst and other researchers found buttons, metal straps, bullets, rivets, Union belt buckles thought to have been scavenged and pieces of stoneware from South Carolina. Forty-two friction primers, the brass pieces that were used to create sparks to fire the cannons, were also uncovered — showing that there was indeed a battle there.
“This was the front line of the Confederate siege on Knoxville,” Elizabeth DeCorse, research assistant professor for the laboratory, said.