Behind the Lines

What type of combat did most Civil War soldiers face?

Posted 10/16/2015 By Katie Brackett Fialka

Were soldiers more likely to experience gigantic battles like Gettysburg or was the Civil War experience typically smaller in scale? Scott Nesbit and Andrew Fialka, both of the University of Georgia, discuss their project "Civil War GIS," which is a digital project that maps every engagement of the Civil War. Nesbit and Fialka use the data they've collected from the mapping to discuss the combat soldiers experienced most frequently. Learn more about their other projects at: and

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