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Archeological dig resumes at War of 1812 site.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Excavations have resumed at the site along Lake Champlain's western shore where American troops built an encampment during the War of 1812.

The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that noted War of 1812 archaeologist Timothy Abel is leading a team that includes local teachers and students from an archaeological field class at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh.

They began digging last summer near the lakeshore at what was believed to be the site of an American encampment in the winter of 1812-13. The work has uncovered military artifacts that confirmed the site as Pike's Cantonment,

About 2,000 soldiers wintered at the site and some 200 died while there. It was burned by British troops in 1813 after the Americans pulled out.
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Publication:Community College Week
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Date:Aug 20, 2012
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