Science Digs Into Civil War Sites: High-tech forensic tools help archaeologists uncover Atlanta history

…from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Just north of I-20 on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta sits an intersection on a low hill. There’s a gas station and a liquor store and some other businesses, but not much else.

“Though you would never know it from the unremarkable view, thousands of men died here 145 years ago in one of the fiercest fights of the Civil War.

“Confederate Private Sam Watkins, wounded in the battle that July day in 1864, recalled bodies, horses, wagons and cannon “piled indiscriminately everywhere” and “streams of blood.””