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Mapping out history

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By Scotty McDaniel

A grant from the Kentucky African American Heritage brought The Kentucky Archaeological Survey to Lincoln Ridge cemetery to search for the mass grave that is said to hold the bodies of the black cavalry soldiers that were brutally murdered in the Simpsonville massacre of 1865.

Because only a few graves are still marked, the archaeologists have had to use a number of methods to learn more about the cemetery, located off U. S. 60 between Simpsonville and the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center.


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