Reconstruction of USS Monitor Sailor Faces

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Navy and a forensics lab at Louisiana State University have been collaborating to try and recreate the faces of two men whose remains were recovered on the Union army ship that sunk on Dec. 31, 1862.

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On the left: NOAA scientists believe this may be the face of a Welshman named Robert Williams. Williams was likely in his early 30s and about 5 foot 6 inches tall.

On the right: The younger of the two men. He is estimated to be between 17 and 24 years old. He could be one of three people: William Eagan of Ireland; Jacob Nicklis of Buffalo, N.Y.; or Samuel Auge Lewis of West Chester, Pa.
credit: Louisiana State University

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    #CivilWar Amazing
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    I love reading about stuff like this and seeing what these people may have looked like.
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    This reminds me of another archeo-forensicky thing I heard about recently: Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales makes...
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    fascinating!
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    Civil War History buffs should check this.
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    This is quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen. HISTORY!
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