A Student of History

February 7, 2012

The soldiers’ skeletons of Fort William Henry

Filed under: Early America,Historic Places,The past that is still with us,Wars — John Maass @ 7:09 am

Skeletons at Ft. William Henry, NY

A number of websites over the past few days have covered the story about skeletons of the dead from the battle of Ft. William Henry, in NY, during the French and Indian War.

Many of the articles go with the “Last of the Mohegans” angle of the story.

Here’s a typical link.  The Daily Mail in the UK has some better photos. And an extract from the piece:

Demands have been made for the return of soldiers’ skeletons to Fort William Henry in New York after it emerged today they were never laid to rest during a burial ceremony at the site nearly 20 years ago.

The remains of unidentified soldiers who fought during the 1755 Indian and French War near the American fort – which was the historical setting for The Last of the Mohicans – were discovered in the 1950s during an excavation of the site.

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Rest in Peace lads

    Comment by tiltonroad1 — October 7, 2012 @ 1:56 pm | Reply


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