29. Archaeology at Fort Pocahontas

by J. M. Harwood, M. E. Grow, M. E. Lorenzo and A. Machida

Results from the 1998 Field Season
1999 viii + 42 pp. 28 figs., 5 tables, 2 appdx.

Fort Pocahontas saw the first major victory of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War in May 1864. Following the battle, the fort was occupied by various Union regiments. Excavation results and historical research indicate that an early 19th-century farmhouse within the fort served as the commanding officer's headquarters. Encampment areas outside the earthworks include features documenting various types of shelters. The report also discusses plans for future research and public interpretation at this important, well-preserved site.

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