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Historian Bob Selig gives a deeper look into Pink Financial institution’s previous by means of the graves of troopers

The next comes from Gloucester County.

On Oct. 4, The Whitall Home at Pink Financial institution Battlefield shall be internet hosting historian Bob Selig on the Clayton auditorium as he discusses the missed matter of navy burial practices and battlefield clean-up alongside the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Nationwide Historic Path.

The speak, beginning at 7 p.m., will enable for attendees to get a deeper look into how demise on the battlefield was dealt with up to now in comparison with now.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger stated, “The subject of how the useless had been buried in warfare throughout colonial occasions can present solutions to among the historical past at Pink Financial institution Battlefield.”

Selig’s speak will cowl all kinds of questions together with who disposed of corpses, how we will inform who buried whom, once they had been buried, what number of hours, days, or months later that they had been buried, the place, ranks of the deceased, how we determine them, and lots of extra questions regarding Pink Financial institution and different websites positioned alongside the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Nationwide Historic Path.

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to the Division of Parks, stated, “One of many objectives of Pink Financial institution Battlefield Park is to tell residents of the historical past of our county. Whereas the subject could seem a bit morbid, it’s a strategy to get a fair deeper look into our historical past.”

Robert A. Selig is a historic advisor who obtained his Ph.D. in historical past from the Universität Würzburg in Germany in 1988. Since then, he has revealed a variety of books on the American Struggle of Independence. Selig additionally served and serves as Venture Historian for American Battlefield Safety Program tasks such because the “Battle of Princeton”, “Battle of Inexperienced Spring and Spencer’s Bizarre”, the “Paoli Bloodbath”, “Battle of the Clouds”, “Battle of Pink Financial institution”, “Battle of Bennington”, “Battle of Hubbardton” and the “Battle of Brandywine”. He has been an everyday contributor to German Life journal for over 20 years and has additionally revealed greater than 100 articles in American and German scholarly and fashionable historical past magazines in addition to chapters in varied books and anthologies.

Partial funding for this program offered by The Nationwide Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Affiliation, path associate to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Nationwide Historic Path.

The occasion shall be held on the Workplace of Authorities Providers Constructing positioned at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Constructing A.

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