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Robert Selig on Of Skulls and Skeletons: Military Burial Practices and Battlefield Clean-Up along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Battlefield clean-up is a topic rarely covered by modern historians yet following almost any military engagement, there are corpses to dispose of. Who does that? Can we tell who buried whom? When? How many hours, days, months later? Where? Individually or in mass graves? In natural crevices? Lakes? 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? What happens with the skeletons? This talk will address these and related questions along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

Partial funding for this program provided by The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (www.W3R-US.org), trail partner to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

 

Details

Date:
September 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Woodbury Public Library
33 Delaware Street
Woodbury, 08096 United States
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Phone:
856.845.2611
Website:
www.woodburylibrary.org

Organizer

Jennifer Janofsky, Ph.D.
Phone:
856.853.5120
Email:
jjanofsky@co.gloucester.nj.us