Forensic Reconstructions Reveal the Faces of Civil War Sailors
Forensic anthropologists have reconstructed the faces of two Union sailors found on board the USS Monitor, 150 years after the world’s first battle between ironclad warships off the coast of North Carolina.
Divers discovered the remains of the sailors in the Monitor’s gun turret in 2002. The U.S. Navy, commissioned the three-dimensional reconstruction of the sailors’ faces in the hope of identifying them. “We’re dealing with a death of a century and a half, the chance of identifying these men and finding family relatives is much diminished. But somebody might just come forward .
The sailors’ remains are with the Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC) at Hickam Air Force Base near Honolulu, Hawaii. Anyone who thinks they recognize features of the sailors can contact JPAC.
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