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The first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship is upright for the first time in almost 150 years, revealing a side of its hull not seen since it sank off the South Carolina coast during the Civil War.
Thudding cannons and somber music around Charleston Harbor ushered in the commemoration Tuesday of the nation's bloodiest conflict, with the North and South still deeply split on many issues a century and a half later.
A decade after the raising of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley off the South Carolina coast, the cause of the sinking of the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship remains a mystery. But scientists are edging closer.
"Nothing jumps out at me" from seeing the starboard side, said state Sen. Glenn McConnell, chairman of the South Carolina Hunley Commission.
"Instead of looking like an artifact, it now looks like a stealth weapon," he said.