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Analysis of an Unknown Component at 38CH2048, Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text C Partridge. James Page. Jana Futch.

This paper addresses a possible Civil War era component at 38CH2048, Cane Slash Plantation.


Archaeological Data Recovery at the Cherry Valley Tavern/ Pointville Hotel Site [28-Bu-413] Fort Dix, New Hanover Township, Burlington County, New Jersey (1993)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hunter Research, Inc.

This report describes and discusses archaeological data recovery at the site of the Cherry Valley Tavern/Pointville Hotel Site [28-Bu-413], located on the Fort Dix Military Reservation in Burlington County, New Jersey. Data recovery was undertaken to enable a Determination of No Adverse Effect to be made in respect of proposed wastewater treatment facilities which would adversely effect the remains of the tavern. Phase 2 investigations had previously determined that the tavern was eligible for...


Archaeological Data Recovery Investigation of the Shade Tree Tract (38CH2048), Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jana Futch. Carolyn Rock. Meagan Brady. C Partridge. Charles F. Philips. C.S. Butler.

The data recovery investigations at 38CH2048 detail a large sample of post-contact material recovered from the site, as well as hundreds of identified cultural features. The long occupation span of the site, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, combined with the activities of generations of occupants has resulted in mixed contexts. While these mixed contexts obscure straightforward interpretations, the data recovered and analyzed during this Phase III project has contributed to our...


Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), Caroline County, Virginia (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Daniel Baicy. Michael Clem.

On behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fort A.P. Hill, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., conducted a Phase I archaeological survey and Phase II evaluation of Site 44CE0085 in Caroline County, Virginia, for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) (UPC NO: CSC 1211001, code 5012680, VDHR File No. 2014-0492). The purpose of this project was to survey the mapped location of Site 44CE0085, also known as the Garrett Farm, and determine the potential for intact subsurface...


Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of the Predicted Location of the Tobacco Barn at the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), Caroline County, Virginia (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hank Lutton. Jesse Harris.

On behalf of the Fort A.P. Hill Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., conducted an archaeological survey and evaluation within the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085) in Caroline County, Virginia. The Garrett Farm Site is the location of John Wilkes Booth’s apprehension and death. The focus of this investigation was the predicted location of Richard Garrett’s tobacco barn, which was burned during the capture and fatal shooting of John Wilkes Booth on April 26,...


"The Battle Raged... with Terrible Fury": Battlefield Archeology of Pea Ridge National Military Park (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Carl G. Carlson-Drexler. Douglas D. Scott. Harold Roeker.

Pea Ridge National Military Park is located in northwest Arkansas about 40 miles north-northwest of Fayetteville. The battlefield, located in Benton County, includes the 4,300-acre site of the battle. Pea Ridge National Military Park was created by act of Congress on July 20, 1956. The Civil War battle is the primary interpretative emphasis of the park. However, several prehistoric sites have been documented within the park boundaries as well. Human occupation of northwestern Arkansas began...


Bed Load: An Archaeological Investigation of the Sediment Matrix at the H.L. Hunley Site (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Brown.

The study of site formation processes is an important part of understanding and reconstructing the sequence of events relating to a shipwreck. On 17 February 1864, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank, after detonating a torpedo below Union blockader USS Housatonic. It came to rest approximately four nautical miles off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, in less than 10 m of water and was subsequently buried beneath roughly 1 m of sediment. By mapping the distribution of artifacts and...


C. J. Young Artist: Archaeology of Civil War Photography and Stencil Cutting at Camp Nelson, Kentucky (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only W. Stephen McBride.

Recent excavations at Camp Nelson Civil War Park, KY have focused on the William Berkele Sutler store, which was part of the camp’s commercial district. While excavating north of the Berkele Store, we unexpectedly found evidence of a photograph gallery which included a stencil cutting operation.  Both of these products were in demand for Civil War soldiers, the former to send portraits of themselves back to loved ones, perhaps for the last time, and the latter to mark and claim personal...


Camp Stanton and United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Terry K. Lund.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


The Capture of John Wilkes Booth (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Brian Glusing. Kay Simpson.

After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the ill-fated escape effort of John Wilkes Booth ended in Virginia on the doorstep of Richard Garrett, where Booth was shot by pursuing federal forces and died on April 26, 1865. Garrett’s Farm, frequently the subject of Booth-related intrigue, was purchased in 1940 by the U.S. Army and is part of Fort A.P. Hill, an Army training installation. Although Garrett’s house and other structures are long gone, the former Garrett house site is now...


A Civil War Battlefield: Conflict Archaeology at Natural Bridge, Florida (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Janene W Johnston.

The Civil War Battle of Natural Bridge was fought within miles of Tallahassee, Florida, in March of 1865. Much of the site is now the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park and a metal detector survey was conducted of previously unsurveyed portions of the state-owned land, supplementing work previously done. KOCOA analysis and the survey results provides a new landscape-based interpretation of the placement of the battle events, which will be utilized in future interpretation of this...


A Comparison Of Photogrammetric Software For Three-Dimensional Modeling Of Maritime Archaeological Objects (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William L Fleming.

Multi-photograph digital photogrammetry, a powerful tool for archaeologists, is quickly gaining traction for site and object recording and reproduction. As technology advances, new software packages are being developed, but are all packages the same? Does one software package have any advantages over another? Is one software package more useful in certain situations than another? These questions will be explored by recording the ventilation engines recovered from the wreck of the USS Monitor,...


Contextualizing Confederate Monuments in the South: How to Talk About Scary Things (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tristan J Harrenstein.

This is an abstract from the "Reflections, Practice, and Ethics in Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. As a discipline of introverts, we avoid talking about potentially contentious subjects too often. This habit is detrimental to both us and the public. Instead of viewing them as merely dangerous or risky, these topics are also an opportunity. Strong feelings in an audience means we do not need to convince them that it is...


CSS Georgia And Research That Preceded Mitigation (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gordon Watts. Martin Dean.

The Savannah District USACE and the Georgia Ports Authority are partnering to deepen and widen various portions of the Savannah River. As part of the associated permitting process, numerous archaeological investigations have been carried out by the District. A series of investigations of the remains of the ironclad CSS Georgia began following dredge impacts to the wreck in 1968. The following year Navy divers carried out an initial assessment of the wreck and in 1979 archaeologists from Texas...


Cultural Resource Assessment of the Proposed Activities Building Location at the Columbus-Belmont Battlefield State Park in Hickman County, Kentucky (1991)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tom Sussenbach. Stephen McBride. Jack Rossen.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Data Recovery of the CSS Georgia (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen James.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in partnership with the Georgia Ports Authority, is proposing to expand the Savannah Harbor navigation channel on the Savannah River.  As designed, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will consist of deepening and widening various portions of the harbor. Previous surveys identified the remains of the CSS Georgia, a Civil War ironclad within the Area of Potential Effect, and as proposed, the SHEP would adversely affect this National...


Deconcreting the Hunley: Revealing the Surface of the Submarine for the First Time (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Mardikian.

Deconcretion of the exterior of the H.L. Hunley submarine is in full swing with more than 1250 lbs. of marine deposits and corrosion removed. This presentation will provide an overview of the recent progress by conservators at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, SC. After a brief review of the project's major milestones, emphasis will be placed on the technical challenges of the deconcretion work including the lab setting requirements, the deconcretion plan, techniques of...


Fort Fisher State Historic Site Cultural Resource Study of a Revetment New Hanover County, North Carolina (1995)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas R. Wheaton.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Further Investigation of the Stoney / Baynard Main House, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina (1996)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Trinkley.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


The Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), Caroline County, Virginia
PROJECT Uploaded by: Kay Simpson

This project includes archaeological reports and analysis by Cultural Resource Analysists, Inc. from archaeological fieldwork conducted at the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), in Caroline County, Virginia. The Garrett Farm Site is the location of John Wilkes Booth’s apprehension and death.


GIS and the CSS Georgia Recovery Project (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William J. Wilson.

Visualizing the distribution of artifacts at the CSS Georgia site was a challenge due to the vast amount of material recorded and recovered. To assist in this, a GIS was created which incorporated data gathered from diver reconnaissance and recovery operations. First, unit sketches and notes were scanned and georectified. Later, artifacts positioned from the sketches and ultra-short baseline (USBL) readings were digitized and organized according to type. This allowed the archaeologists to...


Historical Archaeology And The Battle Of Cedar Creek (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Clarence Geier.

On October 19, 1864 the massive Union encampment of General Philip Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah underwent a surprise attack by the Confederate Army of the Valley commanded by Gen. Jubal Early.  What was an initial Confederate success became an overwhelming Union victory which resulted in Union control of the agricultural wealth of the Shenandoah Valley through the remainder of the war.  Diverse projects in historical archaeology have been conducted across lands included in the Cedar Creek...


"Leave Nothing the Enemy Can Use": Impacts of a Confederate Raid (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brianna Patterson.

In March of 1862, Confederate forces in Pensacola, Florida, decided to abandon the area to the Union forces occupying Fort Pickens, situated across Pensacola Bay. To keep all useful assets from the Union Army, the Confederates enacted what would later be known as a "scorched earth policy." As part of this strategy, Lieutenant-Colonel William Beard and his raiding party set out on March 10th to destroy all essential property associated with the lumber industry along the Blackwater and Escambia...


Leetown: A Hamlet’s Role in the Historical Battle of Pea Ridge and Beyond (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Victoria Jones.

This is an abstract from the "Military Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Leetown, a hamlet found within Pea Ridge Military Park was the focus of the University of Arkansas’ 2017 summer field school. This study was possible with the cooperative effort between the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Archeological Survey, and National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center. By using techniques within geophysical analysis and archeological...


A Model for Analyzing Ship and Cargo Abandonment Using Economic and Utilitarian Values (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea R. Freeland.

The Civil War shipwreck Modern Greece serves as an example in the development of a theoretical model to analyze value as a means of interpreting shipwreck and cargo abandonment. This model outlines a set of multiple hypotheses to test the economic and utilitarian values associated with the abandonment of a large volume of blockade-runner cargo from this vessel. This project identifies the possibilities for expanding this theoretical framework to address the abandonment of shipwrecks, cargos, and...