Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Stroll Back in Time--Stafford

I serve on the Regional Board (R-Board) that oversees recycling and the regional landfills for the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. In the process of planning for new cells for a landfill remains of Civil War entrenchments and encampments, along with pre-Civil War sites, were discovered. Archeological work was done to document these sites and it was subsequently decided by the board to preserve them. Stafford County is now in the process of turning this area into a park.

I took a day to go on site and get down and dirty, in a literal sense, and assisted (we are the government and we are here to help) in the archeological survey. These photos were taken prior to putting my camera aside and picking up the trowel and shovel.
For the Sinews of War
During the Civil War this road carried troops, supply wagons, and artillery, for the Army of the Potomac. Ensuring the supply of food and equiment for over 100,000 men.

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