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Va. dig focuses on Civil War 'contraband' camp

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Organizers of a planned dig in Hampton say they hope to shed light on a little-known chapter in Civil War history. The two-acre archaeological dig is at the site of what was called the "grant contraband camp" during the war. It was established after Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler said in May 1861 that men treated as slaves by the Confederate army were to be considered...

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