04 August 2008

1908 Confederate Time Capsule Opened - Post #600

An appropriate post to celebrate #600:

"Buried at the base of a Confederate statue across U.S. 60 from the courthouse, the capsule was opened by Buckingham Supervisor Brian D. Bates, an anthropology professor at Longwood University. Confederate currency, a copy of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia and a newspaper clipping from the monument's dedication ceremony in 1908 were among the contents."

Complete story here.

Click here to watch an interesting slide show about this event.

(Hat tip to reader Doug Hill)

2 comments:

Michael Hardy said...

Congrats on # 600!

Regards,
Michael
www.michaelchardy.com

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Michael!

RGW