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These Honored Dead:
The Battle of Rivers Bridge and
Civil War Combat Casualties--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at These Honored Dead: The Battle of Rivers Bridge and Civil War Combat Casualties, students can learn how veteran soldiers adapted to the technological changes that had increased the deadliness of the battlefield, understand the cost of the Civil War in human terms, and appreciate how communities remember history through memorialization. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Visit the Rivers Bridge State Historic Site web page for more information on this South Carolina State park.

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.

The American Battlefield Protection Program
The American Battlefield Protection Program, a division of the National Park Service, provides detailed on-line publications featuring different topics related to the Civil War, as well as a battle summary of Rivers Bridge.

The Civil War Preservation Trust
The Civil War Preservation Trust is the country's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered Civil War sites.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
The National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System database contains facts about Civil War servicemen, lists of Civil War regiments, and descriptions of significant Civil War battles.

Civil War Field Fortifications
The Civil War Field Fortifications Website offers detailed information on how Civil War field fortifications were designed, erected, and used.

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.

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
The Library of Congress features a selected online 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 American Civil War Homepage
The University of Tennessee's American Civil War Homepage offers links to a a variety of online Civil War resources.

The American Civil War
The American Civil War Web page, maintained by Dakota State University, provides links to a number of websites featuring different topics related to the Civil War.


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