Saturday, August 04, 2007

In Fairfax, Archaeology by Digging Through Photos
IF THE BATTLE of Ox Hill was fought today instead of during the Civil War in 1862, bayonet-brandishing troops would find themselves plunked down in some very different terrain.

Confederate soldiers might be digging earthworks in the produce section of the Safeway or pitching tents in the movie theater at Fairfax Towne Center, while Union troops would be conducting a search for their rebel foes where today's Fair Oaks Mall customers hunt for a different quarry: parking.

Short article, but it links to this one. That's an interesting story. It's got a link to the photos, but I admit I can't see it.