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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Ongoing Opportunities

  • December 13 at 6:45 PM

Brandon Bies, Superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park will present the findings of remains discovered on the battlefield. In 2014, archeologists monitoring a utility trench excavation at Manassas National Battlefield Park observed bone fragments scattered across the soil. This led to further archeological excavations in 2015 which resulted in the discovery of the remains of a Union field hospital surgeon's pit dating to the Second Battle of Manassas. Archeologists recovered the nearly-complete remains of two Union soldiers, along with eleven amputated arms and legs. This unprecedented discovery is the first of its kind on a Civil War battlefield and has greatly expanded our understanding of the decisions made by surgeons on who could, and could not, be saved.

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