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A Civil War Battlefield: Conflict Archaeology at Natural Bridge, Florida

Author(s): Janene W Johnston

Year: 2016

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Summary

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 public heritage site. The crew for this project consisted of a wide range of volunteers and community stakeholders including students, members of Florida State Park Service, the local archaeological society, and Civil War reenactors. In addition to the research, the engagement of these participants in the field-work, at a time when Civil War symbols such as the monuments on the site are under scrutiny, provided yet another value of this project. 


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A Civil War Battlefield: Conflict Archaeology at Natural Bridge, Florida. Janene W Johnston. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434818)


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

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PaperId(s): 973

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America