Civil War Message in a Bottle Decoded

A message placed in a corked glass vial dating back to the Civil War was finally decoded 147 years after it was originally sent.

The intended recipient was Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, who was under siege in Vicksburg, Miss., by the forces of Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Pemberton's troops, more than 30,000 Confederate soldiers, were eventually defeated. The Siege of Vicksburg would essentially split the Confederacy in half and became one of key turning points of the Civil War... Read More

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