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Au pas de Charge13 Jan 2024 7:49 a.m. PST

as archaeologists unearth ‘true' site of Battle of Stow.

A seven-year search has identified the "lost" site of an English civil war battlefield, solving one of the conflict's enduring mysteries.

The discovery shows the Battle of Stow in Gloucestershire was fought nearly a mile from where Historic England, the heritage watchdog responsible for protecting battlefield sites, believed the fighting took place.

Full article here: link

MajorB13 Jan 2024 8:09 a.m. PST

This is the Battlefields Trust in action!

Grelber13 Jan 2024 11:29 a.m. PST

We have a couple sites in the western US we're not too sure about.
The Wagon Box Fight, August 1867. This was in northern Wyoming on a large stretch of flat land. Tactically, the Indians planned to draw fire, then charge while the soldiers reloaded. The soldiers had just been issued the new trap door Springfields (breechloaders, instead of the muzzle loading rifles the Indians were familiar with) and it didn't work out that way. The only bit of terrain I recall was a hill where the Indian civilians gathered to watch the fight. The alternate site is a couple hundred yards to the south of the official site, which would put it in a different county.

Loco Cucina/Crazy Cook. This is down on the border between the US and Mexico, on the east side of the boot heel of New Mexico, and both countries have monuments commemorating the day the cook accompanying the cowboys/vaqueros flipped out and started shooting. Once again, flat terrain with no trees or anything to mark the exact site, until we started putting up border fences. A hundred yards this way and it is in the US, a hundred meters that way and it is in Mexico.


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2024 2:59 p.m. PST

Good work by the Trust. The valiant Royalists need to be properly honored.

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2024 3:03 p.m. PST

This is the Battlefields Trust in action!

They cop a lot of flak, mate, but that's probably developers whingeing about lost profits. They do great work. I sling ten quid their way now and again.

Zephyr113 Jan 2024 3:41 p.m. PST

The whole island has been a battlefield at one time or another, so just dig a shovelful of dirt, and there you go… ;-)

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