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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.

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mikeelliott
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mikeelliott 12/08/09 - 09:52 am
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I've noticed the wording

I've noticed the wording before..."only existing above-ground structure"...is this to imply there are underground structures still in existance? Just wondering.

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KingJames 12/08/09 - 12:22 pm
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I think this may qualify as a

I think this may qualify as a below ground structure. The CSS Hunley was the first submarine to ever sink an enemy ship. http://www.hunley.org/main_index.asp?CONTENT=MISSION

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 12/08/09 - 05:54 pm
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lmaol KJ, and on point! I was

lmaol KJ, and on point! I was wondering about the various battlefields where engineers built escarpments and such that, while in desrepair, are still there. The Dead Angle at Kennesaw is one example I'm familiar with.

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