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Friday, November 28, 2014

Follow Friday: War of 1812 Archaeology

The Maryland State Highway Administration's archaeologists partnered with state, county, and federal agencies to survey and excavate  War of 1812 sites (battlefields, encampments, and a shipwreck). Their papers have been published in the book Archaeology of the War of 1812. The archaeological sites are also discussed on the blog War of 1812 Archaeology. If your ancestors participated in the War of 1812, you may find it to be a good source of historical information. Some posts include information about individuals. For example, the farmstead of Aaron and Tabitha Williams, which was also a tavern during the 1820s and 1830s, was fortified during the War of 1812.

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