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University awarded $39k to study historic battlefield site

Salve Regina university has been awarded a $39,000 grant from the National Park Service to conduct a site documentation project on a historic battlefield in South Carolina.

A spokesman for Salve says students in the Cultural and Historic Preservation program will study the Sadkeche Fight, a battle associated with the Yamasee War. The goal is to identify the probable location of the battle.

The war began in April 1715 as members of the Yamasee tribe attacked English settlers in colonial South Carolina.

Assistant Professor Jon Marcoux says a battlefield from the Yamasee War has never been located.

The grant is one of 20 awarded nationally. It's administered by the NPS's Battlefield Protection Program to support work that safeguards and preserves significant American battlefield lands.

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