Confederate relics buried in time capsule for 121 years in Louisville

Confederate Time Capsule
Confederate relics buried in a time capsule for 121 years were unearthed this week, but the box was waterlogged and covered in mud, destroying many of the items contained inside.

The time capsule was found on Monday, 2 days after work began when Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer ordered the 70-foot Confederate monument removed.

Among the items the box contained were a cigar lit by Confederate President Jefferson Davis, a likeness of General Robert E. Lee, a scarf worn by one of Davis’ former secretaries, war memoirs, Confederate currency, and other war time artifacts.

The city will attempt to dry out and salvage any items they can.

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