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Civil War Battlefields: A Touring Guide
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Guide to Touring Civil War Battlefields
Return to Book Page. Here, for the first time, is a book that goes beyond providing just a brief battle history for each of the Civil War parks. Civil War Battlefields presents a detailed, clear narrative describing exactly what visitors can see and do in twelve important battlefield areas covering 22 campaigns and approxiamately 40 separate battles.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Civil War Battlefields , please sign up. On our way we stop to explore Chancellorsville, where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded by friendly fire. Petersburg, Virginia was the site of the longest siege in American warfare. Considered the gateway to the fall of Richmond, we revisit the 10 months in the trenches that led up to Robert E.
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Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, We then head back to Washington, DC and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. The last day of the tour is dedicated to Arlington National Cemetery, where we pay our respects to the fallen and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
After saying goodbye, our guests are brought to Ronald Reagan National Airport for their return flights.
Explore History: 5 Driving Tours of Civil War Battlefields
Tour Activity Level. Introduction Join us on our 9-day American Civil War Tour to some of the major battlefields of the War Between the States, including an unforgettable re-enactment of events. View itinerary Dates and prices Request a quote Read tour reviews. First name: Last name: Address: Apt. What is the best price I can get? What is the payment deadline? What is included in the price? What options do you have for solo travelers? Tour dates List price Book. Day 2 In the morning we head to the Shenandoah Valley and the picturesque town of Harpers Ferry, where in the abolitionist John Brown tried to seize the Virginia State arsenal in an attempt to start a slave revolt.
Day 4 The day is dedicated to the Battle of Gettysburg, including the annual re-enactment on the June departure date. Day 6 Petersburg, Virginia was the site of the longest siege in American warfare. Not only is there the battlefield, but in town is the Manassas Museum , the old train depot still as it was along with other things to see like Mayfield Fort which is one of the last surviving earthen Civil War Forts.
Leesburg doesn't put you so far out of town that if you would like to spend a day in D. We visit Gettysburg at least once or twice a year from the D.
Planning Your Route
Depending on what you want to see and how much you want to explore the area, it can be a day trip or a multi-day trip. The new visitor's center has recently opened and the newly-refurbished Cyclorama opens on Friday Sept. These tour guides can be hired at the Battlefield Park or in advance through their website: www.
There are lots of Civil War battlefields which can be seen during a day trip from the D. Also, many of these are relatively close to each other and can be combined in one day. I suggest checking a map and the National Park Service website for more info on each of these battlefields.
I am not a Civil War buff I found it very interesting.
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I'd probably base such a battlefiled trip in the Richmond area - if it were me. Thanks all for the info. Am probably going to combine this with a trip to to see all of stuff in D. I was in DC as a tourist over Memorial Day we often visit in the suburbs and was looking at it across Memorial Bridge while sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial I took the walk it has Metro Stop. I'd not remembere it's history with respect to the Civil War..
Leesburg would be by far the best location to set up camp. Gettysburg is about 2hrs from Leesburg. All these battles are national park areas and fairly well preserved.
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