Archaeologists David Brown and Thane Harpole will teach a course through Rappahannock Community College on life in Gloucester during the Civil War.
The three-week course is called, "Civil War Home Front in Gloucester County: Landscapes of Struggle and Deprivation." The course is on Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., said a spokesman for the college.
The course will examine how residents and their homes fared during the Civil War, primarily through the lens of the historic sites of Gloucester Point, Warner Hall and Glen Roy.
The course will focus on how Gloucester residents dealt with the occupying Northern forces, loss of crops and supplies, the emancipation of slaves and the general social and economic upheaval of the war, the spokesman said.
Students will examine archaeological and historical evidence that includes a rich assortment of personal documents, the spokesman said.
The Oct. 22 session will meet in a classroom at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and a tour will follow of the Civil War fortifications at Gloucester Point. The Oct. 29 session will be held at Warner Hall and the Nov. 5 session will be at Glen Roy, an RCC spokeswoman said.
Brown and Harpole have conducted archaeological research in Gloucester since 1994. The are co-directors of the Fairfield Foundation and founding members of the Werowocomoco Research Group.
Advance registration with a tuition payment of $35 is required to take the course. For information contact Sharon Drotleff at RCC at 804-333-6707, or toll-free at 1-877-722-3679, or email her at email@example.com.