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April 22, 2013

Father and son research Civil War era landscape in Baldwin County

MILLEDGEVILLE —

A Georgia College staffer teamed up with his son, who is a currently pursuing a degree in geography, to uncover Civil War era earthworks in Baldwin County.

Rick Joslyn and his son Alex, who is a student at Georgia College, will present their research on significant landscape features mentioned in dairies of Union soldiers at the Old Governor’s Mansion at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

They will discuss the location of the earthworks in the 1860s and if there are any remnants of them Tuesday. 

Through their research, they used historical letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and a sketch made by a federal officer. They produced a map showing the earthworks on a modern map by using landscape analysis and field verification.

Rick Joslyn has degrees from the Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech. His wife, Mauriel, is a published Civil War historian who received her master’s degree from Georgia College.

Rick works in the Biology and Environmental Studies Department at the Natural History Museum.

His interest in the Civil War goes back to when he was a child. His parents took him on family trips to Virginia battlefields. 

Alex was almost born to be a Civil War buff, participating in his first living history program when he was 18 months old.

The research project was part of work required for one of his geography courses. It focused on using geography information system or GIS mapping techniques.

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