Evidence of a long-term occupation by Union soldiers on the campus of the College of William and Mary has come to light on the campus of the nation’s second-oldest college during a recent excavation by archaeologists, according to the Associated Press.

  Initial evidence of a three-year occupation of the campus was found last year when survey work was done for new utility lines. The college plans to recover these finds for preservation reasons but smaller artifacts such as buttons and plate fragments may be displayed.