The Big Book of Civil War Sites: From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, a Visitor's Guide to the History, Personalities, and Places of America's Battlefields

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With The Big Book of Civil War Sites, history-focused travelers finally have ready access to in-depth and thorough listings of all sites associated with the major battles of a devastating war that transformed the nation. Whether for exploring the Southern states or the Eastern Theater, this book provides a full range of historical background information, travel and lodging options, museums, tours, and special events.
 
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Overview

With The Big Book of Civil War Sites, history-focused travelers finally have ready access to in-depth and thorough listings of all sites associated with the major battles of a devastating war that transformed the nation. Whether for exploring the Southern states or the Eastern Theater, this book provides a full range of historical background information, travel and lodging options, museums, tours, and special events.
 
Top attractions in the North include the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Gettysburg National Military Park; and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In the Southern states—from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Mississippi Delta—readers will discover the fascinating and varied world of Civil War history and read detailed accounts of battles in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.
 
War in the North
Sharpsburg/Monocacy: Jump Off to the North
Harpers Ferry/Winchester: Into the Valley
New Market/Staunton: The Central Valley
Harrisburg/Gettysburg: High Tide
First and Second Manassas: Blooded Plains
Baltimore: Powder Keg
Washington, D.C.: The Capital
Northeastern Virginia: Borderland
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania: Before Richmond
The Peninsula: On to Richmond!
Richmond: Confederate Capital
Petersburg: Siege Warfare
Appomattox: The End
 
 
War in the South
North Carolina: Outer Banks to the Last Great Battle
South Carolina: First to Fight
Nashville and Franklin: Destruction of the Confederate Armies in Tennessee
Chattanooga: The Battle above the Clouds
Shiloh: The Bloodiest Days of 1862
Other Tennessee Battlefields
Chickamauga: The Rock and the Angel of Death
Dalton to Jonesboro: The Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta to Savannah: The March to the Sea
Andersonville: The Worst Place on Earth
Mobile Bay: Damn the Torpedoes
Other Alabama and Mississippi Battlefields
Vicksburg: Sealing the Confederacy’s Fate
New Orleans and Port Hudson: The River War
Florida: More Troops Than Voters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762754670
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 466,842
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

James C. Bradford, an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University, is the editor of numerous books, including A Companion to American Military History and Atlas of American Military History.

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