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The Battle of Mill Springs--Supplementary Resources

The Battle of Mill Springs: The Civil War Divides a Border State examines the history of one site and how it reflected divisions that ran across the United States. Below are materials for further exploration of the subjects this lesson considers.

Kentucky Resources
The Battle of Mill Springs
Geoff Walden's site offers detailed information on the Battle of Mill Springs and the men who fought there, including genealogy, unit rosters, photos, and maps.

The Civil War in Kentucky
The Civil War ranged across Kentucky, and this guide, compiled by the West Kentucky Corporation, provides maps to and photographs of more than 60 sites where fighting took place.

Civil War Resources
American Battlefield Protection Program
The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields through grants, education, and planning assistance. Included on its web site are summaries of the 380 principal battles of the Civil War.

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.

Historic Places Honoring Those Who Served
The National Register of Historic Places online itinerary Civil War Era National Cemeteries: Honoring Those Who Served commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  This itinerary explains where the idea of national cemeteries came from and their meaning today.

National Cemetery Administration
The Administration the section of the Department of Veterans' Affairs that maintains national and military cemteries, including the one at Mill Springs. Its Web site provides a list of all national cemeteries, as well as other information about how the U.S. has honored those who have died in battle.

The United States Civil War Center
The Civil War Center has two primary goals: to locate, index, and/or make available all appropriate private and public data regarding the Civil War; and to promote the study of the Civil War from the perspectives of all professions, occupations, and academic disciplines. As part of this mission it has compiled a list of more than 2,100 web resources related to the war.


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