23 February 2011, FRANKLIN, TENN. - "Among the Civil War buffs wandering through the tables of muskets and faded daguerreotypes of Union soldiers for sale here are four federal agents.
One raids houses and carries a gun. But right now he's handing out innocuous-looking brochures to the relic hunters walking by, as the sweet smell of glazed nuts wafts from a concession stand. "Does that document belong in the National Archives?" the brochure asks.
The agents have flown to a fairground outside Nashville to the country's biggest Civil War show to hunt for stolen treasure - robbed right from the nation's attic."
- Read the full article at: .National Archives hunts for missing treasures with recovery team
- Watch the associated video, Recovering history: Team tracks stolen artifacts
- Checkout the Washington Post's Ongoing special coverage of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War
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