An Archeologist Talks About the Discovery of a Civil War Surgeon's Burial Pit at Manassas Field

An Archeologist Talks About the Discovery of a Civil War Surgeon's Burial Pit at Manassas Field

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In August 1862, two Union soldiers were gravely wounded at the Battle of Second Manassas. They were brought to a field hospital, though both died as a result of their injuries. Their bodies were laid to rest in a shallow burial pit, intermixed with amputated limbs from other soldiers wounded in the battle. Then they were lost to history.

But in 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) first encountered the remains during a utility project. With help from the Smithsonian Institution, the NPS was ... See More

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