Revolutionary War Red Bank Battlefield Yielding Up Bone Fragments and Artifacts

The following teaser is from an article posted Sept. 3, 2015 at the USA Today website:

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ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Dan Sivilich was skeptical of what his colleagues would uncover during an archaeological dig at Red Bank Battlefield, site of a key Revolutionary War battle in October of 1777.

“I would have bet my bottom dollar we would not have found anything there,” he said. “I’m shocked at what was found.”

They found a treasure trove of artifacts, including a three-pound Hessian cannonball, a shoe buckle, musket balls, grapeshot and a picture frame.

One of the project’s goals is to locate the mass graves of Hessians who were routed during the Americans’ victory. They may have hit the spot last week…

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