Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Locating Gravesites Long Neglected

The Office of Historic Alexandria, VA, procured a grant to locate grave sites in historic Fort Ward Park, one of 68 earthen forts that were built in the defense of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.

By using ground-penetrating radar, an archaeological technique unlikely to disturb graves, archaeologists have worked for about a year with Fort Ward and the Oakland Baptist Church cemetery toward righting what descendents and neighbors have viewed as disrespectful neglect.

Read the full article here:   
After Decades, Atonement for Neglecting Graves 

You may also read more about this at:  Historic Wanderings
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