A Reconnaissance- Level Survey of Sherman's March
In July 2010, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) announced that the South Carolina Research Foundation (through the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology) had been awarded a substantial grant to research, identify, locate, and provide baseline data on the current status of multiple battlefields, skirmish sites, camps, and citizen resources associated with Sherman’s March across South Carolina between January and March 1865. As a result of this work, more than 360 sites associated with the various routes of Sherman’s participating corps were mapped, documented, and contextualized. In addition to this important research and mapping work in the field, Eric authored the historic context narrative for this project, which was completed in Fall 2013.
“Charge of Weaver’s Brigade Across the Salkehatchie,” Theodore R. Davis, Harper’s Weekly, April 8, 1865, public domain image