Hope it's successful. "COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - 149 years ago almost to the day, 1,200 Union Army officers held as prisoners of war were moved to the grounds of the South Carolina State Asylum on Bull Street. Today the descendant of a Confederate soldier is searching the former prison site for any artifacts those prisoners left behind. University of South Carolina researcher Dr. Chester DePratter's great-grandfather was held as a prisoner of war in Elmira, New York. "It marks an important period in our nation's history and in our state's history," said DePratter. After getting approval from the City of Columbia, Greenville developer Bob Hughes who bought the Bull Street property in July, and the Department of Mental Health, DePratter began his archaeological study of the site Monday morning. "There are some things we'll know we'll find," said DePratter. "We should find parts of uniforms, buttons, insignia, numbers of units that they wore on their hats. Maybe small personal items like pocket knives."" http://www.wistv.com/story/24172732/secrets-the-ground-holds-civil-war-prison-camp-study-begins?