Recent archaeological excavations at the "once-bustling port town of Gloucester Town" in Virginia has produced extensive new information on the American Revolutionary War. Gloucester County has a long and storied history, beginning with the Powhatan Confederacy's capital Werowocomoco then becoming by the mid 1600s a leading entry point for European settlers in the new British colony of Virginia. One hundred years later, the area was the site of extensive fighting during the American Revolution. These new digs even produced a brass luggage tag of a "prominent young officer of the Royal Edinburgh Volunteers."
Revolutionary War artifacts crop up in Gloucester Point dig
By Mark St. John Erickson
January 23, 2017