Human blood found on Revolutionary War artifact from N.J. park

MANALAPAN — Dan Sivilich and members of his archeological team have been collecting artifacts from Monmouth Battlefield Park for years, trying to put together a detailed picture of a skirmish that historians say changed the momentum of the American Revolution in favor of the Continental Army.

They’ve found musket balls that suggest where the heaviest fighting was; they’ve found musket balls that suggest where snipers stood to pick off their British targets.

And now for the first time, they found evidence of human blood on a musket ball, the first time human blood has been found on artillery from the American Revolution.

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Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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