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Title Archaeology of the War of 1812 / edited by Michael T. Lucas, Julie M. Schablitsky
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., 2014


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Contents Preface. Alarum in North America: an overview of the war of 1812 / John R. Grodzinski and Ralph E. Eshelman -- Part I. The Great Lakes region: 1812 -- A forty year fascination with Fort York / Eva MacDonald, David Spittal, and David Robertson -- "I wish you could see the style in which we live": archaeology of a soldier's cabin at Cantonment Saranac, Plattsburgh, New York / Timothy J. Abel -- The War of 1812 at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York / Susan E. Maguire -- Part II. The Chesapeake Campaign: 1814 -- A deserted garrison village: Nottingham Maryland and the War of 1812 / Michael T. Lucas and Emily L. Swain -- Archaeology of the Chesapeake Bay naval flotilla / Robert S. Neyland and Jeffrey M. Enright -- Archaeological investigations at the Bladensburg Battlefield Site / Noel D. Broadbent and Richard G. Ervin -- The archaeology of the Battle of the White House on the Potomac / Patrick L. O'Neill -- Reconstructing the Battle of Caulk's Field, Maryland / Julie M. Schablitsky -- American fortification strategy and military tactics at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland / Charles D. Cheek, Joseph F. Balicki, and David Orr -- Part III. The western frontier: 1814 -- Landscape of battle: military terrain analysis of the Battle of Credit Island / Christopher T. Espenshade -- The War of 1812 on the Missouri frontier: the search for Fort Osage and Sibley's Fort / Timothy Baumann, John Peterson, and Michael Dickey -- Part IV. The south at war's end: 1815 -- Forgotten invasion: archaeological excavations at Point Peter, Georgia / C. Scott Butler -- Chalmette: a GIS and archaeological study of the Battle of New Orleans / John E. Cornelison, Jr. and David Lowe -- Concluding thoughts / David Orr
Summary This is the first summary of archaeological contributions to our understanding of the War of 1812, published as the war commemorates its 200th anniversary. The contributors of original papers discuss recent excavations and field surveys that present an archaeological perspective that enriches-- and often conflicts with-received historical narratives. The studies cover fortifications, encampments, landscapes, shipwrecks, and battles in the midwestern, southern, mid-Atlantic, and northeastern regions of the United States and in Canada. In addition to archaeologists, this volume will appeal to mi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Military archaeology -- United States
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Military archaeology
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Antiquities
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Lucas, Michael T., editor, author
Schablitsky, Julie M. (Julie Marie), editor, author.
ISBN 9781611328851