Report on the Recovery of Human Skeletal Material from the Picacho Pass Battle Marker, Arizona
Author(s): Walter H. Birkby, Ph.D.
On or about May 19, 1975, the Arizona State Museum was informed by Mr. Alan Gross of the State Parks System that the monument commemorating the Union dead at the Battle of Picacho Pass had been moved from its original location. Further, that while excavations for this removal were being conducted (either by the Parks personnel or the Tucson firm employed for the removal), allegedly human skeletal remains were uncovered beneath the monument. The ASM was requested to investigate and to remove the remains.
Cite this Record
Report on the Recovery of Human Skeletal Material from the Picacho Pass Battle Marker, Arizona. Walter H. Birkby, Ph.D.. Tucson, AZ: Arizona State Museum. 1975 ( tDAR id: 399362) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BG2QTW
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Adult Burial • Arizona Historical Society Library • Battle of Picacho Pass • Bone (Human) • Box Nail • Button • Canine (Human) • Civil War • Cross • Female Burial • Femur (Human) • Glass Button • Hand Bone (Human) • Incisor (Human) • Lt. James Barrett • Metal Button • Molar (Human) • Nail • Premolar (Human) • Pvt. George Johnson • Pvt. Wm. S. Leonard • Union Army • Wooden Cross
min long: -111.42; min lat: 32.63 ; max long: -111.388; max lat: 32.649 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Arizona State Parks
Contributor(s): Alan Gross; Carl Rhinehart; Barry Richards; Jeff Shipman; Jack Hefketh; Dennis McCarthy; Betty Katz
Repository(s): Arizona Historical Society Museum
Submitted To(s): Arizona State Museum
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