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

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Discover the places where heroes were born and history was made. Covering 31 states, the District of Columbia, and three foreign countries, Civil War Sites is your official travel guide to more than 600 battlefields, antebellum mansions, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, and other Civil War–related destinations that are part of the Civil War Discovery Trail. Whether you're a Civil War buff or planning a family trip to explore our nation’s past, this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date...
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Overview

Discover the places where heroes were born and history was made. Covering 31 states, the District of Columbia, and three foreign countries, Civil War Sites is your official travel guide to more than 600 battlefields, antebellum mansions, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, and other Civil War–related destinations that are part of the Civil War Discovery Trail. Whether you're a Civil War buff or planning a family trip to explore our nation’s past, this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date guide takes you to the places where heroes were born and history was made. Inside you'll find: • More than 600 Civil War–related site listings, organized by region and listed alphabetically by state• Specific directions, hours, admission fees, discounts, and contact information • Helpful maps to orient you to site locations• Information about reenactments and special events• A brief historical look at a nation divided Civil War Preservation Trust Civil War Preservation Trust is a private, nonprofit organization with 70,000 members across the country. The organization’s 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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"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. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744350
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 690,850
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

Directory of Maps v
Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
How to Use This Book x
The American Civil War xi
Northeast
Connecticut 2
Maine 2
Massachusetts 7
New York 9
Vermont 10
Middle Atlantic
Delaware 14
District of Columbia 14
Maryland 22
Pennsylvania 33
Virginia 46
West Virginia 75
Coastal
Florida 86
Georgia 97
North Carolina 113
South Carolina 124
Southern Heartland
Alabama 134
Kentucky 144
Mississippi 168
Tennessee 189
Midwest
Illinois 216
Indiana 226
Minnesota 232
Ohio 235
Wisconsin 240
Trans-Mississippi
Arkansas 242
Kansas 261
Louisiana 263
Missouri 276
Oklahoma 286
Texas 291
Far West
California 302
New Mexico 302
Index 305
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  • Posted September 8, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    We are re-enactors and this book is the best to find out all the info you need on each and every battlefield there is for the Civil War. There are some battle places in this book that I never heard about in studying the history.

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