POTTERY AND CLAY PIPE FOUND … WAS THIS AN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND?
A correspondent of the Hagerstown News writes as follows in reference to the finding of skeletons along the canal:
A correspondent of the Hagerstown News writes as follows in reference to the finding of skeletons along the canal: “On Tuesday, August 30th, whilst Messrs. Irwin, Thomas Renner, Sam’l Fry, and Peter Mose, of Sharpsburg, were working at the break on the C. & O. Canal at the aqueduct, 3 miles south of this place, and whilst digging in the burn bank, they unearthed five human skeletons of enormous size. The bones were in a good state of preservation. At the head of one of the skeletons was a clay pipe and a small vessel of pottery which crumbled to pieces on being exposed to the air. The craniums were very long and narrow, the teeth were very white and solid. On Wednesday, your correspondent visited the spot and whilst exploring the bank, came upon
1. Hagerstown News, Hagerstown, Maryland