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ID:	233049 No meow in the mix: USS Monitor conservators don't find bones of black cat inside turret guns. https://civil-war-picket.blogspot.co...servators.html
    Phil Gast

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    Re: Sorry. They Didn't Find a Cat

    Nice post Phil. Am I understanding this correctly, at the end of the article they did in fact find a pair of boots and a coat in one of the guns? And if so are there any pictures of them?
    Louis Zenti

    Pvt. Albert R. Cumpston (Company B, 12th Illinois Vol. Inf.-W.I.A. February 15, 1862)
    Pvt. William H. Cumpston (Company B, 12th Illinois Vol. Inf.-K.I.A. February 15, 1862 Ft. Donelson)
    Pvt. Simon Sams (Co. C, 18th Iowa Inf.-K.I.A. January 8, 1863 Springfield, MO)
    Pvt. Elisha Cox (Co. C, 26th North Carolina Inf.-W.I.A. July 3, 1863 Gettysburg)

    "...in the hottest of the fight, some of the rebs yelled out...them must be Iowa boys". Charles O. Musser 29th Iowa Infantry

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      Re: Sorry. They Didn't Find a Cat

      They found a blue pea coat in the turret:

      https://www.richmond.com/discover-ri...3a2ed6d50.html

      https://www.navyhistory.org/2014/09/...-conservation/
      James "Archie" Marshall
      The Buzzard Club (Saltmakers for the south)
      Tampa, FL

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        Re: Sorry. They Didn't Find a Cat

        Originally posted by floridawar View Post
        Thank you Sir! Good stuff!
        Louis Zenti

        Pvt. Albert R. Cumpston (Company B, 12th Illinois Vol. Inf.-W.I.A. February 15, 1862)
        Pvt. William H. Cumpston (Company B, 12th Illinois Vol. Inf.-K.I.A. February 15, 1862 Ft. Donelson)
        Pvt. Simon Sams (Co. C, 18th Iowa Inf.-K.I.A. January 8, 1863 Springfield, MO)
        Pvt. Elisha Cox (Co. C, 26th North Carolina Inf.-W.I.A. July 3, 1863 Gettysburg)

        "...in the hottest of the fight, some of the rebs yelled out...them must be Iowa boys". Charles O. Musser 29th Iowa Infantry

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