Fort Sumter Shells

Fort Sumter Shells

In this Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Paul Mardikian, a conservator from Clemson University's Restoration Institute, applies water to remove salts from a shell lodged in the wall of a fort at Fort Sumter National Monument, S.C. The shells lodged in the fort where the Civil War began are being conserved in place because removing them would damage both the shells and the masonry around them. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

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