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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 10:42 AM
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Hey Sports Fans! 350th body found under The Citadel's football stadium
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?c...

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The remains of 21 Confederate soldiers that were recovered from beneath the stands of a military college's football stadium will be reburied next month.

Hundreds of soldiers and civilians were buried during the Civil War on the land where The Citadel's stadium now stands.

The city meant to allow the graves to be moved in 1948, when the stadium was built, but because of a clerical error the city's letter only allowed the headstones to be moved.

The recovered remains of about 350 civilians remain in storage until the college decides where they should be reburied. Officials are considering reburying them on the stadium's grounds and erecting a monument.


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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 10:44 AM
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1. A clerical error?
OMG! :puke:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 10:50 AM
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3. Whoops sorry about that
playing football and marching bands on your relatives' graves.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 10:44 AM
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2. Some 'clerical error'
:eyes:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 10:51 AM
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4. No wonder their football program hasn't had much success
they HAVE to be cursed in some way shape or form.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 10:53 AM
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5. Good point.
:P
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:28 AM
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9. What do you mean by "much?"
I think the word "any" is more appropriate.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:34 AM
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10. Hey Paul Maguire played for them
That's somehting right? Oh no it isn't not at all.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 01:54 PM
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16. Thery're Here!
Wasn't that the premise of the movie "Poltergeist"?
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:13 AM
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6. There are abandoned
burial places in many areas of the 'low country'. While wandering the Barrier Islands and the Francis Marion National Forest one can often come across a lonely tombstone or two. In several places even today there are small abandoned cemeteries returning to nature.

It is an area of great turmoil and failed dreams remembered only by decaying bones.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:20 AM
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7. I can believe it in the Francis Marion National Forest
stupid sand fleas or whatever the hell those things were.
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:28 AM
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8. Gnats
Oh! Gnats. There are many flesh eating insects in the forest. Some unknown to science I bet.

The people in the low country are thought to be uncommonly friendly; waving all the time. In reality they are chasing Gnats away.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:35 AM
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12. I had to stop and take a leak on our way to Charleston
for our honeymoon.

My wife was actually laughing me as I was trying to fight them off she wasn't laughing after I had to open the door to get in. Thank god for neosporin.
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:39 AM
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13. Yes indeed
Living there one grows used to the abuse.

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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 02:00 PM
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17. sand fleas, misquitoes, and f-in horseflies
I can't understand how people can live in areas with horse and deerflies
they are the worst nature has to offer
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 11:34 AM
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11. Now if we can only dig up Jimmy Hoffa's body from beneath Giant's Stadium
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 12:46 PM
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14. "clerical error" = too expensive to move the bodies?
hmmm, . . .

Much cheaper just to move the headstones and pocket the money . . . wonder whose palms got greased . . .
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-05 12:58 PM
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15. Lol, I had the same reaction. Wonder how much money was saved
on that clerical error. Where the heck are the headstones?
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