Thursday, February 26, 2009

Civil War encampment

In between finishing some fieldwork in Prince George's County, finalizing a grant application in Waldorf with Jay Lilly (President, Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco), and picking up some site file research on the elusive Matthew Henson birthplace from Charles County planner Cathy Hardy, Pete and I poked around a woods near Port Tobacco with Steve Lohr.

Steve has found ample evidence of a federal encampment, probably regular US cavalry, on the heights to the east of Port Tobacco. We are in the process of trying to get permission from the property owner to explore the site when April comes down from Ohio with the Heidelberg 5 (her students) in March.

This can be fun.


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