SC archeologists race to uncover Civil War prison

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In this Jan. 30, 2014 photo, University of South Carolina archaeologist James Legg digs in the location of a hole that was once used by some of the 1,500 Union Army officers held at "Camp Aslyum" in Columbia, S.C., in the winter of 1864-65. The prisoners dug holes to protect themselves when they were imprisoned on the grounds of the former state mental hospital. Researchers are finding buttons, cups, bits of clothing and other articles on the site. South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of the Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. (AP Photo/Susanne Schafer)