While relocating a statue of a Confederate soldier, workers in Macon, GA uncovered two time capsules
Two time capsules found during the relocation of Macon's Confederate monuments were opened during a ceremony on Friday.
Workers moved the statue of the Confederate private, which paid tribute to confederate soldiers of Macon, from downtown Macon to a park outside Rose Hill cemetery in June.
In a Facebook post, The Historic Macon Foundation revealed what was inside the two boxes and shared some local history along with the photos.
One capsule is from 1879, while the other comes from a few years down the road, in 1956.
The Foundation says the one from 1879 was actually preserved better than the one from 1956, as moisture seeped into that one over time and damaged several items.
Several other things were also found in the copper boxes; all a testament to the history of Macon and its roots.
The article referred to "Confederate coins". Although unclear from the supplied photos it's clear these are more likely "coins from the pockets of Confederates" rather than actual coins produced by the Confederate States of America, which are quite scarce and all accounted for.
Macon spokesperson Chris Floore says the items will remain in the custody of the Cannon Ball House Museum. It's unclear whether some of them will be publicly displayed.
Director of the Cannonball House Cheryl Aultman says they will be putting the collection on display as quickly as possible. The House will be closed for a couple of weeks this month for remodeling and will be focused on putting the exhibits into place while they are closed.
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