15 Va. soldiers ID'd at NY Revolutionary War siteBreaking News
tags: Revolutionary War, Virginia, New York State
RICHMOND, Va. — A group working to preserve a New York military cemetery from the Revolutionary War says it has identified 15 soldiers from Virginia believed to be buried there.
The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot has pored over old muster rolls, military correspondence, private letters, physicians' journals and other documents to identify soldiers buried in unmarked graves on privately owned land in New York's Hudson Valley.
So far, they've been able to identify 84 listed in the records as having died at Fishkill. The group announced the new identifications on Monday, including the soldiers from Virginia who died between 1778 and 1779. Other soldiers that have been identified hailed from Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Canada....
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