Edited by Brian Matthew Jordan & Jonathan W. White
Final Resting Places brings together some of the most important and innovative scholars of the Civil War era to reflect on what death and memorialization meant to the Civil War generation―and how those meanings still influence Americans today.
In each essay, a noted historian explores a different type of gravesite―from makeshift markers on battlefields to neat rows of military headstones to small family plots. Each burial place tells a unique story of how someone lived and died—how they were mourned and remembered. Together, they help us reckon with the most tragic period of American history.