Archaeology Of The William Berkley Sutler Store, Camp Nelson Civil War Depot, Jessamine County, Kentucky

Summary

Archaeological excavations at the William Berkley sutler store at the Camp Nelson Civil War Depot, in Jessamine County, Kentucky, have been directed at understanding the architectural construction and layout of the store building, products that were sold at the store, and activities that took place there.  Nails, window glass, and architectural features suggest that this building was a frame or board and batten building set on wooden piers. A large assemblage of bottle glass and tin cans suggests that foodstuffs, liquor/beer, and medicine were common items sold at the store.  The distribution of drinking glasses, bottle glass, ceramics, animal bone, and smoking pipes suggests that a consumption area, with a possible "bar," was located at the back of the store and refuse areas located at a further distance. 

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Archaeology Of The William Berkley Sutler Store, Camp Nelson Civil War Depot, Jessamine County, Kentucky. Kim A. McBride, W. Stephen McBride, Kathie Danner, Denise Waggoner, Todd Osborne. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433765)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
1860s

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 116