Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War
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From studies of Antietam Battlefield, site of the bloodiest day in American military history, to Andersonville, the infamous Confederate prison, these graphically illustrated essays aim to broaden our understanding of the American Civil War. They demonstrate how historical archaeology, combined with the traditional techniques of the study of history, generates new insights into battlefield tactics, social and military history and the effects of the war on civilians and communities.
Clarence R. Geier, professor of anthropology at James Madison University, is coeditor of Look to the Earth: Historical Archaeology and the American Civil War. Stephen R. Potter, regional archaeologist with the National Park Service for the National Capital Region, is the author of Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs: The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley.
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