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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

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

recounts a battle in a cold, rainy swamp in South Carolina during the last year of the war. In contrast to major campaigns and battles, this small battle presents the war on a human scale. Through maps, illustrations, photos, and descriptions, one can comprehend the entire battlefield and tactics used there. Excerpts from letters help students see the war and its effects from the perspective of individual commanders and soldiers. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Sherman's March through South Carolina -- Road at the Swamp Crossings.  (Courtesy of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service)

Road at the swamp crossings

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