Civil War Dig Underway

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the nation's leading battlefield archaeologists is helping search an area in central Missouri to help develop a better understanding of a Civil War battle there nearly a century and a half ago.

University of Nebraska adjunct anthropology professor Doug Scott
is taking part in the search near Marshall for evidence of the 1863
Battle of Marshall.

That's where Union forces, in a daylong battle, ended one of the war's most famous and longest raids.

Scott may be best known for helping ferret out what happened in June 1876 at Montana's Little Big Horn, famously known as "Custer's Last Stand."

Those involved with his latest search say it may lead to development of a walking tour and better marketing of Marshall as a tourist attraction.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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