Rediscovering Camp Floyd: Archaeological Testing of a Pre-Civil War Military Post in Utah
The U.S. Army established Camp Floyd in Cedar Valley, approximately 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, in 1858. Four years later, the post was abruptly abandoned and its soldiers were sent east to fight in the rapidly expanding Civil War. In 2009, the Fort Douglas Military Museum, Utah National Guard and Camp Floyd State Park formed a partnership to excavate a number of known and previously unknown features at Camp Floyd. These excavations were meant to build on the research conducted on the site by Brigham Young University in the 1980s and 90s. The results of the 2009 excavations demonstrate that a significant portion of the fort remains just below the surface.
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Rediscovering Camp Floyd: Archaeological Testing of a Pre-Civil War Military Post in Utah. Shaun R. Nelson, Ephriam D. Dickson, Jane Stone, Paul Graham. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441331)
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