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Scott Butler

E-Mail: scottbutler@brockington.org
Phone: (678) 638-4116

Mr. Scott Butler holds a Bachelor of Science in Archaeological Science from the University of Georgia as his undergraduate degree. In graduate school (Master of Historic Preservation, University of Georgia) Mr. Butler specialized in architectural history and historic preservation law, but archaeology remained his passion. With employment with Brockington and Associates, Mr. Butler has completed complex archaeological projects, as well as historical research and architectural studies. Mr. Butler has been on the Brockington and Associates staff for 15 years, and now serves as a Senior Archaeologist (RPA) and Vice-President with in our Atlanta (Norcross) office.

One of Mr. Butler’s primary research interests is military history. He is from Dallas, Georgia and spent his formative years exploring the Civil War battlefields in the area (New Hope Church, Pickett’s Mill, Dallas). In 1995, Mr. Butler attended the Atlanta Campaign Policy Conference (13-15 September) when it was first learned the New Hope Church battlefield was threatened. He advised the Georgia Civil War Commission on the high likelihood of human remains at New Hope Church and the significance of the new Georgia burial law. Armed with this information, the Civil War Commission was able to quietly negotiate a purchase of the most significant part of the battlefield from the real estate developer.

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During his career, Scott Butler has completed a number of archaeological investigations and evaluations at eighteenth and nineteenth century military sites in Georgia and the Southeast. These include studies at several Charleston, South Carolina Civil War battlefields/encampments (Grimballs Landing, James Island New Lines, Secessionville, Folly Island); preservation planning for the Chattahoochee River Line in Cobb County, Georgia; archaeological reconnaissance of Confederate fortifications in Rome, Georgia; intensive archaeological investigations at the Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and archaeological reconnaissance and site evaluation of the Resaca Civil War Battlefield, Gordon County, Georgia. Most recently, Mr. Butler identified and partially excavated the “lost” Confederate Fort Albert Sidney Johnston in Mobile, Alabama and conducted an archaeological investigation at the site of Camp Saxton (1863 bivouac of the First South Carolina Colored Volunteers) in Beaufort, South Carolina. Revolutionary War experience include archaeological investigations and delineation of the South Carolina Backcountry battlefields of Fish Dam Ford (9 November 1780) and Eutaw Springs (8 September 1781). He is currently working on a War of 1812 U.S. military encampment at Point Peter in St. Mary’s, Georgia. The following pages briefly summarize his specific project experience.