A Living History Commemoration of the
Battle for Bennington at Walloomsac, NY
August 12 & 13, 2017
SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY EVENING:
Of Corpses, Severed Heads and Skeletons: Battlefield Cleanup, Walloomsac-Style
On 17 August 1777, dozens of corpses in various stages of mutilation littered the countryside from North Hoosick to the hillside where Colonel Baum had made his stand. Disposing of them, or not, sooner, or sometimes later, fell mostly to the civilian population, as was usually the case during the American War of Independence. Focusing on the unceremonious disposal of the casualties of the Battle of Bennington, Dr. Robert Selig will present a talk on this rarely-covered and at times gory aspect of battle.