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SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2007

Confederate sailor buried in Mobile

MOBILE (AP) — A Confederate sailorís remains recovered several years ago from a shipwreck at the bottom of the English Channel were buried Saturday in a ceremony in Mobile.

The unidentified sailorís skeletal remains were found encrusted on the underside of a cannon that was raised from the wreck of the CSS Alabama in some 200 feet of water.

The Confederate warship was sunk in the channel off the coast of France on June 19, 1864, by the Union warship USS Kearsarge.

More than 400 artifacts have been recovered from the site by American and French divers.

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