What type of combat did most Civil War soldiers face?

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: www.ehistory.org and www.neh.gov/explore/visualizingemancipation

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The Best Civil War Books of 2020

The Books & Authors section of our Winter 2020 issue contains our annual roundup of the year’s best Civil War titles. As usual, we enlisted the help of a handful…