ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A researcher from the University of Kentucky is aiming to find the graves of Civil War soldiers buried in central Kentucky without disturbing any hallowed ground.
The News-Enterprise reports UK archaeologist and anthropologist Philip Mink is moving a $40,000 radar device over the ground at Fort Duffield in Hardin County in an effort to find out exactly where dozens of Union soldiers were buried.
Records show that 61 Union soldiers died and were buried in the area. The remains of some soldiers have been moved over the years, but there's no documentation on the remains of 36 soldiers.
Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton, a member of Friends of Fort Duffield, told the newspaper that he helped arrange the study because "no soldier's grave should be unknown or unmarked."