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Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More
     

Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More

by Civil War Preservation Trust, Mary Goundrey (Editor), Wendy Valentine (Editor)
 

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This easy-to-use guide, completely revised and updated in clear, concise prose, features more than hundreds of sites in 31 states—solemn battlefields, gracious mansions, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, and more. Specific directions, hours, and contact information help to plan the trip; evocative description and detailed maps help orient you when

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This easy-to-use guide, completely revised and updated in clear, concise prose, features more than hundreds of sites in 31 states—solemn battlefields, gracious mansions, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, and more. Specific directions, hours, and contact information help to plan the trip; evocative description and detailed maps help orient you when you're there. Also, boxed sidebars highlight select people and events of the Civil War.

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"Civil War Itch has never been so strong. Clinically defined as the ceaseless urge to think, see, and breathe all things Civil War related, it won't go away, so you might as well scratch. The Civil War Trust's "Official Guide" is an indispensable travel reference, including exact directions, admission fees, hours, services, and what you can expect to see and do once you get there. A brief history of the Civil War period is presented for War Buff novices, and all the details are there for reenactment aficionados. ... includes battlefields, homes, railroad stations, cemeteries, and parks. It highlights the Ford Theatre where Lincoln was shot, the Antietam National Battlefield where the nation's bloodiest one-day battle was fought, Mississippi antebellum plantations, and Port Hudson, Louisiana--where hundreds of African American soldiers died. Stretching from New Mexico to Maine, Minnesota to Texas, the Trail traipses through 28 states and presents more than 500 sites, so you can choose your favorite vacation region and explore what's there, or select the sights most significant to you and go on a pilgrimage. Either way the fine maps will help you orient yourself and plan your trip. "
--Amazon.com
(praise for 3rd edition)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762744350
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
556,925
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

The Civil War Preservation Trust is a private, nonprofit organization with more than 36,000 members across the country. Their mission is to promote appreciation and stewardship of our nation's historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War sites and through supporting preservation and education programs.

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