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Dig at Revolutionary War site in Pa. gets underway

August 25, 2014
Associated Press

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Digging at the site of a prison camp for British soldiers in the 18th century American Revolution is underway outside York.

The York Daily Record/Sunday News reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1AOvmet ) that work began at the site of Camp Security, the latest effort in a campaign to preserve and better understand the site.

An organizer tells the paper the work will concentrate on a four-acre area that's been plowed.

Volunteers are starting by looking for objects on the freshly disturbed surface.

The paper says about 100 holes will be dug over the coming month. More than 75 volunteers are signed up to work in four-hour shifts.

The camp began housing British POWs in 1781, including prisoners from the battles of Saratoga, New York, and Yorktown, Virginia.

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Information from: York Daily Record, http://www.ydr.com

 
 

 

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