The Battle of Green Spring
The American Battlefield Protection Project (ABPP) awarded Archaeological & Cultural Solutions, Inc. (ACS) a grant to show what can be learned from battlefields beyond simply protecting "x marks the spot." Case studies are providing important information on actual armaments and troop positions, compared to eyewitness accounts, derived from collaborative collector/archaeologist endeavors. Moreover, dietary animal bones are revealing specific details of the types of meals consumed and sources of food. Finally, battlefields are cemeteries, and the discovery and study of previously unknown graves are uncovering personal details about combatants as well as insuring that the fallen are properly cared for.