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Musket ball found at Revolutionary War site

A lead musket ball found at a battlefield in Charleston, South Carolina may suggest the location of a Revolutionary War-era trench. They found a tiny lead ball lodged in the soil Thursday afternoon that archaeologists determined was shot by a musket — a type of gun used in the Siege of

Revolutionary War-era musket ball tests positive for human blood

A lead musket ball fired during a battle in June 1778 has been tested positive for human blood protein. "It's very exciting in the fact that we've identified a projectile that hit a human target, which tells us definitively that we found the battlefield," said Sivilich, president of Battlefield Restoration and

Revolutionary War artifacts found in Virginia

Artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War has been found in a cellar in southeastern Virginia. Then archaeologist Michele Brumfield discovered an ancient brass plate that at first looked unmarked — yet when turned over and brushed off a few seconds later revealed the engraving: "Lt. Dickson, 80th Regt. of Foot."Arti Though

Revolutionary War battlefield discovered in South Carolina

Archaeologists working in South Carolina believe they have found the site of the Battle of Port Royal Island, fought on February 3, 1779. A Lowcountry archaeologist and other history buffs say they’ve uncovered the site, and they plan to reveal its location to the public soon — with plans to turn

Revolutionary War encampment found in Connecticut

A possible Revolutionary War-era encampment has been discovered by archaeologists working in Redding, Connecticut. “The soil profile is exactly the same at the Middle Encampment. And though, at first, other kinds of artifact densities appeared to be less … we did a very small amount of metal detecting and our numbers

Breached cannon found at Revolutionary War site

A breached cannon from the Battle of Red Bank (fought on Octover 22, 1777) has been found in Philadelphia. "Everyone was surprised when the ground-penetrating radar picked up a large anomaly about two feet down," said Jennifer Janofsky, curator of the Red Bank Battlefield Park and Whitall House, and Giordano Fellow

Revolutionary War tunnel preserved in South Carolina

Archaeologists and firefighters are working to preserve a siege tunnel in South Carolina that dates back to the Revolutionary War. In 1781 Patriots built the tunnel with the plan to burrow underneath the British-controlled Star Fort and plant explosives. And now in 2014, Greenwood firefighter Russel Cline climbed through the tunnel with

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