Shore to Ship: The Application of KOCOA to a Maritime Military Environment

Author(s): Terence A Christian; Kristen L. McMasters

Year: 2018


As part of its mission to advance the understanding, preservation, and protection of our nation’s battlefields, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) is investigating the use of military terrain analysis (KOCOA, MET-T, etc.) on naval or amphibious engagements in American waters. The variable landscapes associated with these battlefields necessitate further research. Maritime battlefields can yield important information on a comparatively understudied aspect of the Civil War. Analysis allows for comparative inquiry of maritime engagements. Maritime military terrain analysis could be employed at battlefields such as the Battles of New Orleans (April 24 - 25, 1862) and Mobile Bay (August 2 - 23, 1864). Both represent important Union victories which influenced the history of New Orleans and the American Civil War. In addition to a discussion and evaluation of the maritime KOCOA, both ABPP’s maritime records and relevant ABPP preservation grant programs will be summarized. 

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Shore to Ship: The Application of KOCOA to a Maritime Military Environment. Terence A Christian, Kristen L. McMasters. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441464)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 888