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Of Skull, Severed Heads, and Skeleton

What to do with a Dead Hessian, Brit, Frenchman, or American as the Case may be?

Join us October 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the historic Rising Sun Inn located at 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville, for the Rising Sun Inn Speaker Series featuring Dr. Robert Selig and Of Skull, Severed Heads and Skeletons: What to do with a Dead Hessian, Brit, Frenchman or American, as the Case May Be?

Learn what modern historians won’t tell you! Battlefield clean-up is an inevitable task following nearly any military engagement - corpses to dispose of. Who does that? Can we tell who buried whom? When? How many hours, days, or months later? Where? Individually or in mass graves? In natural crevices? Lakes? Naked or dressed? Officers and other ranks together or separate? How long do they remain in the ground? Are they ever found? Who would dig them up and why? Can we identify them? What happens with the skeletons?

Admission is $12 for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members and $15 for non-members. Become a member when you register for this event and begin receiving your member discount with this event. To avoid the online service fee with your ticket purchase, email

The Rising Sun Inn, built circa 1753, is a pre-colonial farmhouse and 18th century tavern located on the famed Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route and listed on the National Registry of Historic Place. The Friend of the Rising Sun Inn is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization established to support the preservation, restoration, maintenance, and operation of the Rising Sun Inn. To learn more about the Rising Sun Inn and the Friends, please visit our website 

Date & Time

October 27, 2018

2:00PM - 3:30PM

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Members $12.00, Non-Members $15.00

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