Snake Hill: An Investigation of a Military Cemetery from the by Susan Pfeiffer,Ronald E. Williamson

By Susan Pfeiffer,Ronald E. Williamson

In 1987, skeletal is still have been encountered in the course of excavation simply west of outdated citadel Erie, in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. whereas ownership of the land were bitterly contested in 1814, it remained almost undeveloped and in basic terms within the Nineteen Eighties, with the development of everlasting houses, did excavations yield proof of the far away past.

An overseas group of students and scientists investigated the continues to be and pointed out the participants’ nationalities for repatriation, the place acceptable. The ensuing archaeological dig has confirmed the most important to our figuring out of the siege of citadel Erie, and supplied new information regarding army garments, own equipment, clinical technology, and different information of the daily lifetime of a soldier dwelling less than battlefield stipulations in the course of the warfare of 1812.

Snake Hill presents a close account of this research, documenting an incredible tale of affliction and carnage, and supplying the reader with an extraordinary glimpse at lifestyles and dying in the course of the battle of 1812. This booklet contributes considerably to our figuring out of occasions prior to, in the course of and after castle Erie’s 1814 siege.

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