The remains of the Confederates' earthen fortification still stand on the bluff overlooking the Salkehatchie River. The fortifications on the battlefield are preserved as part of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site.
Questions for Photo 1
1. How do you think the battlefield landscape may have changed since 1865?
2. Is it important to preserve Rivers Bridge and other battle sites? Why or why not?
3. How might preserving a battlefield be different than preserving a building or or structure?
4. What special challenges might be encountered in preserving a battlefield with earthworks like those at Rivers Bridge?
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