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Archaeologist reports on Salisbury Confederate Prison site March 28

Staff report

SALISBURY — Archaeologist Tim Roberts will present the results of a preliminary excavation at the site of the Salisbury Civil War Prison at 7 p.m. March 28  in the Grand Waiting Room of historic Salisbury Station

Last November, Cultural Resource Analysts — an archeological firm based in Richmond, Virginia — conducted field investigations at a lot on East Bank Street.

Historical records and previous ground-penetrating radar studies indicated that the lot, owned by Historic Salisbury Foundation, might be the location of the old cotton mill that served as the main barracks of the prison.

The purpose of the dig was to confirm that possibility.

Roberts will give a brief history of the prison, explain what he and his colleagues did at the site, and reveal what they found.

In addition to slides detailing the excavation process, he will show artifacts that were found.

The talk is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Historic Salisbury Station is at 215 Depot St.

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