Sunday, August 12, 2012
A Civil War Discovery in a Colonial Town
I'm a big fan of Colonial Williamsburg (their Armoury Blog is a great example of virtual public history), and here's a cool story from the nearby College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. It seems that some recent excavations on campus turned up evidence of the town's Civil War history: a brick-lined well used by Union soldiers, ditches related to defensive wall construction, bullets, buttons, and ceramics. Hopefully, we'll eventually get to see more than the fieldwork photos recently released. Here's one of archaeologists at work on the well.