The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide

Overview

  • 142 two-color maps vividly depict battlefield action
  • Detailed local driving directions guide visitors to each battlefield site

Of the 384 Civil War battlefields cited as critical to preserve by the congressionally appointed Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, 123-fully one-third-are located in Virginia. The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide is the comprehensive guidebook to the most significant battles of the Civil War. Reviewed ...

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Overview

  • 142 two-color maps vividly depict battlefield action
  • Detailed local driving directions guide visitors to each battlefield site

Of the 384 Civil War battlefields cited as critical to preserve by the congressionally appointed Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, 123-fully one-third-are located in Virginia. The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide is the comprehensive guidebook to the most significant battles of the Civil War. Reviewed by Edwin C. Bearss and other noted Civil War authorities and sanctioned by the National Park Service and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, no other guidebook on the market today rivals it for historical detail, accuracy, and credibility.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811728683
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,393,395
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii
Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Manassas Campaign, 1861
Aquia Creek 9
Cockpit Point 12
Blackburn's Ford 15
First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) 17
Ball's Bluff 21
Dranesville 23
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
First Battle of Kernstown 33
McDowell 35
Front Royal 38
First Battle of Winchester 42
Cross Keys 45
Port Republic 50
Peninsula and Seven Days' Campaigns, 1862
Sewell's Point 67
Big Bethel 69
Hampton Roads 72
Yorktown (Dam No. 1) 76
Williamsburg 80
Eltham's Landing 83
Drewry's Bluff 86
Hanover Court House 88
Seven Pines 91
Oak Grove 95
Beaver Dam Creek 99
Gaines's Mill 102
Garnett's and Golding's Farms 107
Savage's Station 109
Glendale 113
White Oak Swamp 117
Malvern Hill 119
Northern Virginia Campaign, 1862
Cedar Mountain 132
Rappahannock Bridge 135
Manassas Junction Operations 139
Thoroughfare Gap 142
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) 145
Chantilly 151
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville Campaigns, 1862-1863
First Battle of Fredericksburg 161
Kelly's Ford 165
Norfleet House (Siege of Suffolk) 168
Hill's Point (Siege of Suffolk) 170
Chancellorsville 173
Second Battle of Fredericksburg 184
Salem Church 188
Gettysburg Campaign, 1863
Brandy Station 198
Second Battle of Winchester 203
Aldie 207
Middleburg 210
Upperville 212
Manassas Gap 214
Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns, 1863
First Battle of Auburn 226
Second Battle of Auburn 230
Bristoe Station 233
Buckland Mills 237
Rappahannock Station 239
Mine Run 242
Overland Campaign, 1864
Morton's Ford 260
Walkerton 262
Wilderness 265
Spotsylvania Court House 270
Yellow Tavern 279
North Anna River 284
Haw's Shop 288
Totopotomoy Creek 290
Old Church 292
Cold Harbor 294
Trevilian Station 298
Bermuda Hundred Campaign, 1864
Port Walthall Junction 308
Swift Creek 312
Fort Clifton 314
Chester Station 316
Proctor's Creek 318
Ware Bottom Church 323
Wilson's Wharf 325
Shenandoah Valley Campaigns, 1864-1865
New Market 338
Piedmont 341
Lynchburg 343
Hanging Rock 347
Cool Spring 349
Rutherford's Farm 351
Second Battle of Kernstown 353
Guard Hill 355
Berryville 357
Third Battle of Winchester (Opequon) 359
Fisher's Hill 363
Tom's Brook 366
Cedar Creek 368
Waynesboro 372
Southwest Virginia Campaigns, 1862-1865
Cumberland Gap 378
Jonesville 380
Cloyd's Mountain 382
Cove Mountain 385
First Battle of Saltville 387
Marion 390
Second Battle of Saltville 392
Richmond and Petersburg Campaign, 1864-1865
First Battle of Petersburg 401
Petersburg Fortifications 403
Jerusalem Plank Road 406
Samaria (Saint Mary's) Church 408
Staunton River Bridge 410
Sappony Church 413
First Battle of Ream's Station 414
First Battle of Deep Bottom 416
The Crater 418
Second Battle of Deep Bottom 421
Globe Tavern 424
Second Battle of Ream's Station 426
Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights 429
Peebles's Farm 433
Darbytown and New Market Roads 436
Darbytown Road 438
Boydton Plank Road 441
Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road 443
Hatcher's Run 446
Fort Stedman 448
Appomattox Campaign, 1865
Lewis's Farm 457
Dinwiddie Court House 459
White Oak Road 461
Five Forks 463
Capture of Petersburg 467
Sutherland Station 471
Namozine Church 473
Amelia Springs 474
Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek 477
High Bridge 480
Rice's Station 483
Cumberland Church 484
Appomattox Station 487
Appomattox Court House 490
Epilogue: The Surrender 493
Glossary 497
Bibliography 499
Major Preservation Organizations 503
Index 507
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