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Shermans Captives and Contraband
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Through courses at the University of South Carolina, employment at the South Caroliniana Library, teaching South Carolina history in the public schools and over the ETV Network and work with the Lexington and Kershaw County historical societies, columnist Harvey S. Teal learned much about Sherman’s march. Beginning in the 1980s, he was destined to learn much more as he began to travel in Sherman’s footsteps and to “meet” him in a very different manner. This began with an innocent conversation when Teal related to a friend who metal detected that he and Donald Holland when kids picked up “lead bullets where the soldiers had camped” and used them as fishing sinkers.