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February 10, 2020

Bones found in home renovation may be Revolutionary soldiers

Human skeletal remains possibly belonging to Revolutionary War soldiers have been discovered under an 18th-century house being renovated in Danbury Connecticut.

Three skeletons have been discovered of adult males lying in an east-west orientation, and several Revolutionary War buttons were found nearby.

The town is the site of the Battle of Ridgefield in April 1777.

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1 comment:

Helen Baggott said...

I do hope they discover more about these men. With modern testing techniques, who knows what is possible?