Monday, June 12, 2006

Unmarked Gravesites Discovered on Roger's Island
On Roger’s island, in a small field, a white tent covers several partially excavated gravesites. 250 years ago, during the French Indian wars, the island was home to a hospital and as many as 15 thousand soldiers. An expert says other soldiers staying at fort Edward, just across the Hudson River, were buried on the main land.

“But what about the soldiers who camped on Roger’s island?" asks Professor of Anthropology, David Starbuck. “Where were they buried? And no one had ever found out. So, with this new discovery, it tells us where at least one of the cemeteries was.”