Civil War well found in Virginia

Published on November 14th, 2011 | by Admin


Archaeologists have found a Civil War well and artifacts on the grounds of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Crews doing archaeological studies ahead of a planned utility project on the oldest part of the Williamsburg campus recently uncovered the well, as well as minie balls, or lead bullets first used in the Civil War. They also found remnants of what could be a brick wall, along with pieces of bottle glass and pottery that date to the period when federal troops occupied school grounds.

“The Civil War is definitely a period where there was concentrated activity,” said Joe Jones, director of William and Mary’s Center for Archaeological Research.

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Story: Zinie Chen Sampson, AP | Photo: AP Photo/College of William & Mary, Joe McClain

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