Fishkill land confirmed to be Revolutionary War gravesite (NY)

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FISHKILL - Graves, very likely those of hundreds of Revolutionary War soldiers, have been found, at long last, on undeveloped land in the Town of Fishkill that was proposed to be a shopping center.

Archaeological digs and a survey using ground-penetrating radar confirmed existence of long-suspected remains in the historic site known as the Fishkill Supply Depot, according to letters from state historic officials.

Historians deem the depot to have been a major resource in the American colonies' war to become a free nation. It was a logistics center for food and supplies as well as an encampment for thousands of soldiers, they have said.

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