Presenting the best current archaeological scholarship on the American Civil War, From These Honoured Dead shows how historical archaeology can uncover the facts beneath the many myths and conflicting memories of the war that have been passed down through generations.
By incorporating the results of archaeological investigations, the essays in this volume shed new light on many aspects of the Civil War. Topics include soldier life in camp and on the battlefield, defence mechanisms such as earthworks construction, the role of animals during military operations, and a refreshing focus on the conflict in the Trans-Mississippi West. Supplying a range of methods and exciting conclusions, this book displays the power of archaeology in interpreting this devastating period in U.S. history.
Clarence R. Geier is professor emeritus of anthropology at James Madison University and co-editor of Huts and History and Archaeological Perspectives on the Civil War. Douglas D. Scott is retired from the National Park Service, teaches archaeology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is the author of Uncovering History: Archaeological Investigations at the Little Bighorn. Lawrence E. Babits is retired director of the Maritime Studies Programme at East Carolina University and co-editor of The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts.