Monteith Swamp Battlefield-Week Two

Here is a brief update on LAMAR Institute’s Civil War battlefield survey at Monteith Swamp, Chatham and Effingham Counties, Georgia. We located two good portions of the battlefield. One is in the northwest corner of Harrison’s Field and the other is further north in the swamp margin. Finds include grapeshot, bullets, a scabbard tip. Other finds may be related to the Civil War period, including cut lead, cut brass, many 19th century buttons, and various iron and brass hardware. We also found a fine specimen of earlier U.S. button. Today we covered part of the battle with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) coverage. Late in the afternoon we discovered the northern battle area. Tired again, breaking for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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