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    Autumn Parry

    Archaeologist Keith Adams locates unmarked graves of Confederate soldiers who died from small pox during the Civil War, at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg on Sunday. Photo by Autumn Parry

Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 3:15 am

Katrina Koerting

Four archaeologists stood among a 45-foot by 10-foot trench within “Yankee Square” at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon.

Using brooms and shovels, they uncovered a patchwork of soil about 10 inches below the surface. To the common observer, the trench was just a mix of red and orange squares with splotches of brown; but to the archaeologists, it affirmed what they believed they would find in an area of unmarked land — Confederate soldiers’ graves.

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