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More human remains, clues found in Civil War submarine's conservation

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(CNN) — More clues of the H.L. Hunley mystery are being revealed during conservation of the American Civil War submarine.

On Wednesday, researchers in a North Charleston, South Carolina, laboratory unveiled the crew compartment -- which had been sealed by more than a century of ocean exposure and encrusted sediment.

"It's that 'wow' moment when you step back and realize what you're doing," Johanna Rivera, one of the conservators, told CNN affiliate WCIV-TV in Charleston.

The Confederate Navy's Hunley was the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, sending the USS Housatonic to the ocean floor in February 1864. Five members of the Union vessel died; 150 others were rescued. But the Hunley also went down, with all eight crew members perishing.

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