The hunt for the remains of 200 Revolutionary War soldiers

Published on March 13th, 2012 | by Admin


A civic group in Brooklyn is working closely with archaeologists to find the remains of 200 soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War near the Gowanus Canal.

The grave concern is that development in and around the putrid canal, a Superfund site in the midst of a federal $500 million decade-long clean-up, could steamroll history that has already been buried too long.

“We want them to tread with caution,” urged Eymund Diegel, a member of Proteus Gowanus, another activist group that is now working on a separate study to pinpoint the site.
Activists hope to create parks along the 1.8-mile canal to commemorate areas where the war dead are discovered.

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Story: Gary Buiso, New York Post | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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