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The Battle of Bentonville:
Caring for Casualties of the Civil War--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at The Battle of Bentonville: Caring for Casualties of the Civil War, students can more easily understand how battlefield medical care developed during the Civil War, particularly in the Union Army. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

Bentonville Battleground, North Carolina Historic Sites
The Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site web page provides details on the park and visitation information. Featured on the site is a web site tour with a detailed history of the battle. Also included on the site are numerous battle maps, information about the armies involved, a chronology of the engagement, and much more.

National Park Service
The National Park Service's Heritage Preservation Services provides detailed information about the mapping of military earthworks at Bentonville, North Carolina.

Civil War Medicine:
Civil War Medicine
The Civil War Medicine web site, by Brian Bock, is the product of a 9th grade U.S. History assignment. Featured on the site are details about medicine during the Civil War, including technology, amputations, and transports.

Civil War Resources:
National Park Service
The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program features several helpful on­line publications about the Civil War, including Civil War Battle Summaries, Civil War Soldiers & Sailors, and much more.

National Park Service Civil War Website
Visit the official National Park Service Civil War Web Site. Offering the current generation of Americans an opportunity to know, discuss, and commemorate this country's greatest national crisis, while at the same time exploring its enduring relevance in the present, the website includes a variety of helpful features and links such as the About the Civil War page that offers a timeline and stories from various perspectives. Also included are links to Civil War Parks, NPS education programs, and much more.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
The National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System is a recently created database containing facts about Civil War servicemen, lists of Civil War regiments, and descriptions of significant Civil War battles. Also on this site is a descriptive history of African-Americans in the Civil War.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress created a selected Civil War photograph history in their "American Memory" collection. Included on the site is a photographic time line of the Civil War covering major events for each year of the war.

The United States Civil War Center
Louisiana State University maintains a Civil War Center that locates, indexes, and makes available all appropriate private and public data on the internet regarding the Civil War. The site features over 4,500 links that promote the study of the Civil War from all perspectives.

The Valley of the Shadow
For a valuable resource on the Civil War, visit the University of Virginia's Valley of the Shadow Project. The site offers a unique perspective of two communities, one Northern and one Southern, and their experiences during the American Civil War. Students can explore primary sources such as newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, military records, and much more.


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