Anthropology Discovers Civil War Site in MD

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Summary

A press conference is held in the National Museum of Natural History to announce the discovery and excavation of a previously unknown Civil War burial site at Maryland's Antietam Battlefield. The dig is coordinated by the Anthropology Department in conjunction with the National Park Service.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States. National Park Service

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," October 1988, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • August 17, 1988
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • History

Place

  • Antietam National Battlefield (Md.)
  • United States

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