Veterans Continue Search for Medina Battlefield

Pictured Above: Potential grapeshot with sprue stem

The only battle to involve over half of Texas's population – Tejanos, Native Americans, Anglos, and former Spanish royalists alike – has been all but forgotten by historians – The Battle of Medina.
Fought somewhere near San Antonio and the Medina River in August of 1813, the actual location of the battle was forgotten and lost, but perhaps it will soon be found.
After a promising initial field season in February 2022, American Veterans Archaeological Recovery  (AVAR)* will continue searching to locate the Battle of Medina using an extensive archaeological survey.
Pictured Above: Reverse of .50-.54 caliber, impacted

*AVAR (formally known as Operation Nightingale USA) is a veteran-owned 501(c)(3) non-profit that conducts expert archaeological fieldwork worldwide by combining the drive and precision of military veterans with academic training and supervision. Unique in the United States, the AVAR program helps veterans find their future while exploring the past. We describe the enhancement of archaeological fieldwork processes to benefit and develop the participant over the long-term as ‘Rehabilitation Archaeology.’


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