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From These Honored DeadHistorical Archaeology of the American Civil War$
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Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence E. Babits

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049441

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049441.001.0001

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The Application of Magnetic Prospecting Methods on the 1863 Bivouacs of the 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade

The Application of Magnetic Prospecting Methods on the 1863 Bivouacs of the 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade

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(p.207) 13 The Application of Magnetic Prospecting Methods on the 1863 Bivouacs of the 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade
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From These Honored Dead
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Peter Leach

Kerri Holland

Joseph F. Balicki

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0014

Archaeological investigation of American Civil War campsites, in both permanent and field camp settings, provides an intimate look into regimental constituents, camp life, and camp layout. A large effort is required to investigate a sufficient portion of the sites in order to identify a site's dimensions, integrity, and, ultimately, its historical significance. This chapter details the application of multidisciplinary field methods to addressing contextual issues at Civil War campsites, specifically targeting landscape-scale investigation of camp layout and the association of artifacts and subsurface features. The focus is the integration of magnetic prospecting methods into standard archaeological field methods. The chapter also explores the concomitant benefits to the interpretation of complex Civil War camp sites as illustrated by the examination of a mostly plowed Civil War regimental camp dating to the fall 1863 Mine Run Campaign.

Keywords:   Mine Run Campaign, camp layout, field methods, subsurface, features, artifacts, campsites, multidisciplinary, magnetic prospecting methods

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