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Posted By: on: 07/20/2000 22:10:05 EDT
Subject: RE: The dead at Gettysburg

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Anyone believe there are still, today, remains of soldiers left after the battle? After finding those remains in 1996 by the RR Cut, I assume anything is possible. Just a thought.
Thanks, Barb

Well, there are about 1500 still unaccounted for Confederate casualties. I think I read somewhere (maybe Greg Coco said it) that there are likely still at least 1000 Confederate unmarked graves. Maybe some Union as well. Consider the ones who fell in woodlots or out-of-the-way places and never found. Many bodies were attacked by roving hogs and other wildlife, so that would leave remains. Any undiscovered trench and individual graves could be revealed by those airplane fly-overs being conducted over the battlefield area that we discussed last year, so the results of that could be rather revealing.
J.D.

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