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Archaeological Investigations of Camp Frazer, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brian Mabelitini.

Camp Frazer was established by the Union Army in Cynthiana, Kentucky in September 1861. Built on the farm of Dr. Joel C. Frazer, this post typically garrisoned 900 soldiers. Archival research indicates that a brick structure on the Frazer farm was used by the army as a hospital before being burned by Confederate troops on July 17, 1862. Archaeological investigations located this structure along with numerous military items in situ within the destruction debris. This research sheds light on the...


The Archaeological Potential Of The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Russell K. Skowronek. Rolando Garza.

In 2015 the "Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail" (www.utpa.edu/civilwar-trail ) opened in South Texas. Spearheaded by the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program of the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley with federal, state and local partners it is the only trail in Texas dedicated to the era of the American Civil War.  The trail connects Brownsville on the Gulf of Mexico with Laredo some 200 miles up the Rio Grande.  It includes battlefields, forts, and historic...


Archaeological Testing of 38CH463, 38CH1774, 38CH1775, and 38CH1777 and Assessment of Grimball's Causeway and Manigault's Siege Line (2005)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ralph Bailey. Brent Lansdell. Scott Butler. Charles F. Phillips Jr..

Brockington and Associates, Inc., undertook testing investigations at 38CH463, 38CH1774, 38CH1775, and 38CH1777 on the Grimball Farms Tract in January - March 2004. We recommend sites 38CH463 and 38CH1777 not eligible for the NRHP. We recommend sites 38CH1774 and 38CH1775 eligible for the NRHP. These sites cannot be preserved and development activities at these sites will have an adverse effect on the sites. We recommend data recovery excavations at 38CH1774 and 38CH1775 to mitigate the...


Civil War Combat Trenching: What It Was and How to Find It (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Philip Shiman. Julia Steele. David Lowe.

The last year of the Civil War witnessed a dramatic change in military tactics from open-field fighting to trench warfare as the soldiers increasingly covered themselves with fortifications on the battlefield, leading to the entrenched gridlock at Petersburg.  When under fire or if combat was imminent, the soldiers used an innovative process in which they fortified progressively, starting with basic shelters and gradually building them up into complex and impregnable earth-and-wood defenses. ...


Defining Blockaders: USS Westfield, USS Hatteras, and their Archaeological Context (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Justin A Parkoff. Amy Borgens. Amanda M Evans. Matthew E Keith.

At the commencement of the US Civil War, the Union devised the Anaconda Plan, implementing a series of blockades of major Confederate ports designed to disrupt Confederate trade and cut off supply lines.  For this plan to succeed, the Union had to enlist the support of a nonexistent patrolling naval fleet. The Navy worked quickly to supplement their fleet, acquiring vessels through a variety of means including those that were purpose-built for the navy, purchased for use by the navy, and/or...


"For I am tired of Cecesia": History and Archaeology of Confederate Guards and Union Prisoners of War at Camp Lawton (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan K. McNutt.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "“We Go to Gain a Little Patch of Ground. That hath in it no profit but the name”: Revolutionary Research in Archaeologies of Conflict" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Conflict sites, from battlefields to internment camps, exist frozen in time, with assemblages that characterize some of the most direct evidence of human agency. For the Civil War, the historiography of Union Prisoners of War focused on their...


H.L. Hunley The Next Step: Inside The Side (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert S Neyland.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Lives Revealed: Interpreting the Human Remains and Personal Artifacts from the Civil War Submarine H. L. Hunley" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This presentation introduces the ongoing research and analysis being conducted in prepartion for the Hunley report on the interior excavation of the submarine, the personal effects of the crew, and the forensic analysis of the eight crewmembers. Hunley was a sealed...