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  • Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army
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  • Cosimo A. Sgarlata
  • 2019
  • Published by: University Press of Florida
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This volume presents recent archaeological and ethnohistorical research on the encampments, trails, and support structures of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. These sites illuminate the daily lives of soldiers, officers, and camp followers away from the more well-known military campaigns and battles. The research featured here includes previously unpublished findings from the winter encampments at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, as well as work from sites in Redding, Connecticut, and Morristown, New Jersey. Topics range from excavations of a special dining cabin constructed for General George Washington to ballistic analysis of a target range established by General von Steuben. Contributors use experimental archaeology to learn how soldiers constructed their log hut quarters, and they reconstruct Rochambeau’s marching route through Connecticut on his way to help Washington defeat the British at Yorktown. They also describe the underrecognized roles of African descendants, Native peoples, and women who lived and worked at the camps. Showing how archaeology can contribute insights into the American Revolution beyond what historical records convey, this volume calls for protection of and further research into non-conflict sites that were crucial to this formative struggle in the history of the United States. Contributors: Cosimo Sgarlata | Joseph Balicki | Joseph R. Blondino | Douglas Campana | Wade P. Catts | Daniel Cruson | Mathew Grubel | Mary Harper | Diane Hassan | David G. Orr | Julia Steele | Laurie Weinstein

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures
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  1. List of Maps
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. David G. Orr
  3. pp. 1-9
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  1. “Make sure you Aim, for one Shot well pointed is worth a Dozen thrown away”: Evidence of a Musketry Range at Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania
  2. Wade P. Catts and Joseph F. Balicki
  3. pp. 10-31
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  1. A More Tolerable Quarter: Archaeology at Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  2. Joseph R. Blondino
  3. pp. 32-56
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  1. “The Ground Necessary”: Excavations of a Brigade Encampment, Wayne’s Woods, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  2. Julia Steele, Douglas Campana, and David G. Orr
  3. pp. 76-124
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  1. Building the Log Hut City: An Analysis Using the Tools Issued at Morristown, New Jersey
  2. Mathew Grubel
  3. pp. 125-163
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  1. Forgotten Stones: The Rediscovery of Redding’s Middle Encampment
  2. Bethany A. Morrison and Cosimo A. Sgarlata
  3. pp. 164-190
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  1. The Unfulfilled American Revolution
  2. Laurie Weinstein, Diane Hassan, and Samantha Mauro
  3. pp. 191-209
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  1. The Rochambeau Project: Historical and Archaeological Documentation of the French Army’s Marches through Connecticut in 1781 and 1782
  2. Mary Guillette Harper
  3. pp. 210-242
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  1. Incidents of Regional Variation in Winter Encampment Hut Construction: Huts and History at Redding, Connecticut
  2. Daniel Cruson
  3. pp. 243-257
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Cosimo A. Sgarlata
  3. pp. 258-264
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 265-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-272
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