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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 Hardcover – February 1, 2011


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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.
 
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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The definitive travel reference for America’s most famous, and hallowed, Civil War battle sites

•  Thorough listings of all major sites, including historical background information
•  Full-color photographs throughout
•  Special features on military and civic leaders
•  A glossary of Civil War terminology
•  Directions to hard-to-find locations
•  Helpful listings of restaurants, lodgings, shopping, tours, and special events
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; First Edition edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762754672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762754670
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #958,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie G on July 14, 2013
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Big Book of the Civil war is great help for anyone looking to travel to the various civil war historical sites around the country; providing address location for GPS guidance, listing places which provide food, lodging, with price points to expect for these services.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Rhulin on July 25, 2013
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The book was great. A lot of history, information and pictures.
Would have loved to have a book like this in my history class at school.
A nice gift for any one who is a civil war buff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scrapbooking wife on February 9, 2014
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This book was a surprise gift for Christmas. It is helpful because it also shows accommodations, restaurants and other points of interest around the various Civil War sites.
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A very nice book, but amazed they left out Perryville KY. That was not a small fight, and it turned the Confederates away from a push farther north.
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By Mary R. McCown on September 30, 2014
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very informative on places to go in the fall.
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