A typical battlefield survey of a private home includes hours of scanning the landscape with metal detectors. Once a signal is detected the archaeologist recovers an object by peeling back the grass and digging a small hole to pinpoint the artifact which is typically found between 5 to 10 inches deep and rarely deeper than a foot.
Heritage Consultants documented significant artifacts recently shared with the battlefield research team: a British musket and bayonet used during the battle. This flintlock arm is known as a “Short Land, New Pattern Musket,” more commonly referred to as a “Brown Bess,” and was made at Dublin Castle, Ireland, circa 1775.
Learn how during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key and two other Americans were detained on British war ships in Baltimore Harbor while they ferociously bombarded Ft. McHenry. What circumstances conspired to have the captives use the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air to give them proof through the night that our flag was still there.
In this episode, Kate tells us about Native involvement in the American Revolution and the impact the war had on Native peoples, particularly in Connecticut.
Kate Mozier-Tichy, a recent master’s degree recipient in Information and Library Sciences at Southern CT State University, tells us about King Philip’s War (1675-76).
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This webinar with Ed Hynes includes an extensive Q&A with participants, and a downloadable PDF of his slide show.
This presentation begins on April 25, 1777, when the British land at Compo Beach, march through Redding to Danbury, and return to the shore through Ridgefield and Wilton. Learn about the main encounters that took place in Danbury and Ridgefield and the roles key historical figures played in the Raid and Battle.
Recording available now of Jack Sanders’ webinar, The Heroes of Ned’s Mountain. The program starts with an hour-long video presentation and continues with Mr. Sanders answering questions from participants.
Kate tells us about King Phillip’s War (1675-76), which was a pivotal conflict in the relations between the English settlers and the Natives.
Kate Mozier-Tichy tells us about the Pequot War during the period between 1636 and 1638.
Join us for a Live Zoom Webinar with Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist, when he will discuss the history, discovery, and excavation of the burials found last December and give an update on the forensic analysis currently underway.