"Comfortable Camps?" Archeology of the Confederate Guard Camp at the Florence Stockade
This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places documentation for “The Stockade” and “Florence National Cemetery,” part of the “Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS;" and on archival and archeological research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration (NCA), conducted by archeologists with MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. (MACTEC).
Objectives for students
1) To describe the equipment and supplies available to the guards at the Florence Stockade and the conditions they experienced in their camp.
2) To compare and contrast conditions for the prisoners inside the stockade with those of the guards outside its walls.
3) To describe the archeological methods used to investigate the campground.
4) To discuss how archeological data influences the historical record.
5) To compare the experience of women in the Civil War to women who have served in more recent wars.