Save 75% - Only $49.99 for 1 full year! digitalPLUS subscription offer ends 12/1

Topics

Lord Byron
State dig uncovers the secrets of an 1814 battlefield
State dig uncovers the secrets of an 1814 battlefield

The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes at Caulk's Field? State archaeologist Julie Schablitsky hopes to figure that out. With the help of history buffs armed with metal detectors and some cadaver-sniffing dogs, she is retracing the footsteps...

Loading