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Camden Expedition Battlefields

Presentation of an Archeological Assessment

February 8, 2018

Shreveport, LA

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Youth displays artifact.

Youth displays artifact.

Dr. Carl Drexler, staff, students, and field workers.

Dr. Carl Drexler, staff, students, and field workers.

Shovel test being conducted.

Shovel test being conducted.

 Northwest Louisiana Archaeological Society

Dr. Drexler will present the findings of his research on eight of the nine action sites pertaining to the Camden Expedition battlefields, Arkansas, the 1864 Arkansas counterpart to the Red River Campaign. The research has blended heritage tourism development and archeology.

The Camden Expedition National Historic Landmark is a national historic landmark district consisting of eight historic sites where events of the American Civil War’s Camden Expedition occurred. The sites are spread across six or seven counties: Camden Expedition National Historic Landmark. The 1864 Camden Expedition was part of a two-pronged strategy by the Union Army to drive Confederate resistance from southwestern Arkansas and northern Louisiana, and to penetrate into Confederate Texas: Camden Expedition

Please consider joining us on the second floor of the Spring Street Museum for Dr. Drexler’s presentation. Parking is behind the museum and can be accessed from Milam Street.

Bio: Dr. Carl Drexler heads the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s research station at Southern Arkansas University, in Magnolia, and is a Research Assistant Professor with the University of Arkansas. He is a specialist in conflict archeology, spatial analysis, and historical archeology. In his 17 years in archeology, he has worked for the U.S. Army, National Park Service, and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and on sites in the Southwest, Southeast, Caribbean, and Virginia.

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February 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spring Street Historical Museum
525 N Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101 United States
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