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Relic Discussion => Artillery => Topic started by: callicles on February 09, 2019, 10:35:23 PM

Title: Pea Ridge Archaeology Report
Post by: callicles on February 09, 2019, 10:35:23 PM
If you guys have not seen this, it is incredible. Each type of artifact recovered in the process is discussed in detail. The artillery discussions and descriptions alone (fragments, shells, fuses, etc) are worth the read. Good photographs too. I wonder if the experts here agree with findings? 

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/peri/battle_raged.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2BCt_sqXyDoq1AcrYd3x9Bv3QdVPhdKuZ3uFEOXn6RQa-RJzjaC8ckFX8
Title: Re: Perryville Archaeology Report
Post by: svedra on February 10, 2019, 12:51:26 PM
I think you meant pea ridge unless I missed something.  Great report and thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Perryville Archaeology Report
Post by: emike123 on February 10, 2019, 04:30:26 PM
That is neat.  I recognize a lot of the names in the forward section and some are even forumites.  All this Pea Ridge thinking has me scratching at my ankles remembering the hundreds of nasty chigger bites I got while walking in the fields looking at the cannons.
Title: Re: Pea Ridge Archaeology Report
Post by: callicles on February 10, 2019, 05:55:51 PM
Your right, svedra. I corrected it above.
Title: Re: Pea Ridge Archaeology Report
Post by: speedenforcer on February 10, 2019, 06:44:25 PM
"A planned expansion of the park maintenance facility in the spring of 2004 caused the park to clear some of the brush and trees to the west of Harcourtís inventory area. A small field stone marker was located that appeared consistent with a grave. An upright stone slab had the letters SAM scratched on one side. The area was confirmed, by a former land owner, to be the site of the burial of his favorite cat, Sam."

Now THAT was funny.
Title: Re: Pea Ridge Archaeology Report
Post by: pipedreamer65 on February 11, 2019, 07:57:14 AM
Thanks!  I love reading stuff like this.
Title: Re: Pea Ridge Archaeology Report
Post by: Garret on February 12, 2019, 02:56:36 PM
Nice recovery of artillery shells, shots and fragments.   They're still out there waiting to be found!