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Human Remains Found In Ridgefield May Be Revolutionary War Soldiers

"The Battle of Long Island" by Domenick D'Andrea

Remains that may belong to Revolutionary War soldiers have been found under a house in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Connecticut’s state archaeologist said the bones of a man were found under the basement of an 18th century house while it was being renovated, according to Hearst Media.

Subsequent excavations turned up two more sets of bones. The state archaeologist said all three were robust adult men lying in what appeared to be a haphazardly dug grave.

The town was the site of the Battle of Ridgefield in 1777. If confirmed, this would be the first time Revolutionary War-era soldiers from the field of battle have been recovered in Connecticut.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.