Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jeffrey B. Glover
Dr. Christopher Morehart
The Battle of New Hope Church was fought on May 25-26, 1864 as part of the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. This research utilizes historical records along with archaeological fieldwork in order to better understand the battlefield landscape. In particular, I seek to answer whether soldiers behaved in, perceived of, and constructed the battlefield landscape based on a set of cultural norms imposed on them by the strict structure of the military. This research offers insight into the construction of the battlefield landscape at New Hope Church, how it is connected to related battlefield landscapes, and how it has been memorialized as a landscape of conflict.
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Brooks, Jason N., "A Landscape of Conflict: An Archaeological Investigation of the New Hope Church Battlefield." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2012.