A group working to preserve a New York military cemetery from the Revolutionary War says it has identified 15 soldiers from Virginia believed to be buried there.
The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot organization has been using muster rolls and other old documents to identify soldiers buried in unmarked graves on a parcel of privately owned land in New York's Hudson Valley, about 80 minutes north of New York City.
The group announced the new identifications on Monday. The soldiers from Virginia died between 1778 and 1779.
During the American Revolution, the area was home to the Fishkill Supply Depot, which had the largest single burial ground of the war.
The depot for George Washington's Continental Army was also home to a sprawling complex of barracks, stables, blacksmith shops, hospitals, armories and stockades.