The $500 annual US Army Ret. Lt. Col. Cornelius W. Barton Military Project Grant was awarded to Sean Norman. He is the acting Executive Director of Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) of Crystal River, Fl and he is working on a number of Second Seminole Indian War sites in central Florida. GARI has done a great deal of work locating and advising the reconstruction of Fort King in Ocala, Fl. As with most conflict archaeological sites, Seminole War battle areas usually cover much ground. Accurate data collection is problematic when working in large open-field farm areas . Because he has a very limited budget, Sean applied for the grant to purchase a Garmin hand-held GPS to improve the accuracy of mapping artifact locations. BRAVO found this to be a very noteworthy request and selected Sean as the 2020 recipient. Congratulations Sean!
Barton Award: An award of $500 is presented in memory of the late Cornelius W. Barton for a graduate student (MA, MS, or PhD) conducting research on any topic pertaining to military history or military archaeology.
Bill Hermstedt Fields of Conflict Travel Stipend: An award of $1,000 is presented in memory of the late Bill Hermstedt for a graduate student or recent graduate (MA, MS, or PhD) conducting research on any topic pertaining to military history or military archaeology as a travel stipend for the biennial Fields of Conflict conference