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How do we memorialize and commemorate those who during the Civil War? It's an important question, and many soldiers and others were interred in cemeteries established after the conclusion of the war. Still more were buried in other local graveyards and in other places around the country, and we may never know the last resting places for many of them. The National Park Service's Heritage Education Services, Federal Preservation Institute, and several other agencies have worked together to create this Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary to "commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and remember those who served." As with the other itineraries in this series, visitors will find essays, maps, a list of sites, and a suggested reading list and a compilation of relevant links. First-time visitors will want to use the "Introduction" section to become familiar with the site's layout and it also offers a bit of historical perspective on these cemeteries. The three essays cover the design process for the first several Civil War cemeteries and the changing ideas about remembering the dead. The "List of Sites" provides easy access to webpages and profiles of each cemetery, and the "Maps" area can be used to plan a trip.
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