Battlefield Clean-up during the American War of Independence

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Battlefield Clean-up during the American War of Independence
Robert Selig
Historian
October 30, 2018
01:16:25

Battlefield clean-up is a topic rarely covered by modern historians. However, following almost any military engagement, corpses need to be buried. Who disposed of these corpses and how can we tell who buried whom? Were officers and other ranks buried together or separate? Dr. Robert Selig, historian, answers these and related questions about burying the dead during the American War of Independence.

Video courtesy of C-SPAN’s American History TV