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Binghamton University gets grant to study New York battlefields

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - Binghamton University has received more than $28,000 from the federal government as part of the state college's ongoing efforts to preserve two Revolutionary War battle sites along New York's Southern Tier.

The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports that the university's Public Archaeology Facility was recently awarded the grant from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program to preserve the locations of the battles of Newtown and Chemung, which were fought in August 1779.

Continental soldiers battled British loyalists and Iroquois warriors in battles fought two weeks apart in what are now the towns of Ashland and Chemung, located on the Pennsylvania border. Ashland is home to the Newtown Battlefield State Park, just outside Elmira.

Since 2008, Binghamton University has received nearly $200,000 for historical research and archaeology projects at the two battlefields.

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