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History Happy Hour

Episode 151: Excavating Rev War Soldiers

Guests: Steven Smith, James Legg, Wade Catts, Jen Janofsky

Sunday, June 25, 2023

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This Week on History Happy Hour: Recent archeological digs have uncovered the remains of two dozen soldiers who fought at the Revolutionary War battles of Camden, South Carolina, and Red Bank, New Jersey. British, American and Hessian soldiers have been unearthed nearly 250 years after the guns ceased.

Chris and Rick welcome Steven Smith, principal investigator on the Camden project, as well as Wade Catts and Jen Janofsky, co-directors of the Redbank Project, to talk about the effort to recover and remember these soldiers. What stories and secrets can their remains reveal?


Steven Smith -  Research professor, South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology

 Wade Catts -  Principal Archeologist, South River Heritage Consulting

 Jen Janofsky - Director, Red Bank Battlefield Park

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