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Revealing the Route – Revolutionary War Military Burials

April 18, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a free virtual lecture on April 18th at 6:00 PM, as Dr. Selig will present “The Culture of Death: Military Burial Practices during the American War of Independence”. Please share this invitation with members in your organizations and on your social media channels.

Battlefield clean-up is a topic rarely covered by historians, yet following almost any military engagement, there are corpses to dispose of. But who is responsible for the disposal of corpses? Can we tell who buried whom? When does the burial take place? How many hours, days, months later? Where are the corpses buried? Individually or in mass graves? In natural crevices? Naked or dressed? Officers and other ranks together or separate? How long do they remain in the ground? Are they ever found? Who would dig them up and why? Can we identify them? Based on primary sources as well as recent discoveries of the remains of Revolutionary War soldiers, this illustrated talk by Dr. Selig will provide answers to these and related customs and usages surrounding military burial practices during the American Revolution.

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Upcoming Sessions:
Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 6 pm: Explore the Joseph Webb House,
Learn more about the National Historic Trail by visiting www.nps.gov/waro.


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