Keeping history standing

Crews hired by the Augusta Canal Authority are repairing cracks and performing other stabilization work on the 148-year-old Confederate Powderworks Chimney in front of Sibley Mill. The chimney is the only existing above-ground structure built by the Confederate States of America. It is all that remains of the Confederacy's gunpowder "manufactory," 28 buildings that stretched for two miles along the banks of the canal. The works supplied most of the gunpowder for the South during the Civil War.