CIVILIAN CLOTHES FOUND IN HUNLEY
Crewman with Union soldier's ID tag appears to have worn non-military
Saturday, January 26, 2002
BY SCHUYLER KROPF
Of The Post and Courier Staff
The hunt to identify the eight crewmen of the
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley has taken another odd twist: One of the men
might have been wearing civilian clothes.
He's the same man who was found wearing the dog tags
of a Union soldier around his neck.
The revelation comes as scientists are stepping up
their work to put names and faces with the sub's final crew.
So far the archaeological team studying the sub knows
that the youngest sailor was 17 to 20 years old when he died, while the oldest
was in his 40s.
As far as identities go, the two men who sat
immediately behind sub commander Lt. George Dixon appear to be sailors, or at
least wore Navy clothing.
Archaeologists are unclear about the dress of the
fourth crew member, while the fifth appears to be a veteran of a Confederate
artillery unit, possibly Cpl. C