Possible Fourth Revolutionary War Skeleton Unearthed in Ridgefield
The fourth skeleton found on private property was near the Battle of Ridgefield's kill zone.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the first three Ridgefield skeletons that were found on private property. Access the article by clicking on i95rock.com.Battle of Ridgefield' Re-enactment Photo Courtesy of YouTube Video by Sean McAvoy
According to the NewsTimes, State archaeologist Nicolas Bellantoni believes this fourth skeleton could be the remains of a soldier who fought in the battle in April of 1777. Here is what Bellantoni told the NewsTimes,
We were able to remove this individual completely and he turned out to be the most interesting. He had 28 brass buttons on his chest including cuff buttons. It was a very difficult excavation, under tunneling for almost three feet to remove the new person.
All of the bones removed from the excavation are of robust young men. The unearthed bones are being tested by a team of forensic experts at the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, Yale University, and the University of Florida. One of the ultimate goals of the research is to perhaps one day find out who these people were and what their life histories were all about.