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It lasted four years, cost 600,000 lives, and happened under our very feet. Today, 150 years after the Civil War began, few things from our history so move us still as the war of neighbor against neighbor.

 

Inside this book, pictures, places, objects, and stories of the Civil War weave a hard-won lesson of loss and triumph on a continental scale. Ranging across nearly two dozen states, former territories, and the District of Columbia, this simple-to-use guidebook gives concise descriptions and key images for each entry plus clear directions on where to look or how to get there.

 

The Civil War 150 invites you to:

 

-         Help save a battlefield

-         Find a Civil War ancestor

-         Learn to handle a Civil War musket

-         See a reenactment

-         Visit the African American Civil War Museum

-         Follow John Wilkes Booth’s Escape Route

 

And  143 more memorable things to do and see…

About the Author

The Civil War Trust is a private, nonprofit organization with more than 36,000 members across America. Its mission is to promote appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War sites and by supporting preservation and education programs.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1St Edition edition (May 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762772077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762772070
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Kwashnak VINE VOICE on December 31, 2011
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The American Civil War Sesquicentennial has stoked the interest in the conflict to heights that have not been seen in a long time. Into this fray, the Civil War Trust has created a list of 150 essential things to do in order to try and understand and get a feel for the conflict. The 150 list represents a distillation of a much larger To-Do list on the Trust's Web site, and represent a starting point to explore conflict. The list narrows down on 150 things by focusing on the conflict itself instead of the causes leading up to the war, and represents a wide gamut of experiences from visiting sites to learning the experiences of people living in the period through museums and living reenactments. The list, of course, includes the expected famous sites of the war - Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Antietam as well as the less famous sites such as New Market and the Graffiti House at Brandy Station. You can look at the book as a "To Do" list (or as others have called the Civil War Bucket List) or use it to look at the range of Civil War experience. Divided into regions of the country, the book can provide a list of suggestions as you travel the country. Each experience has a page or two explanation as to why it appears on the list and the importance of the experience. Distilling the conflict into a list of 150 to-do items is, of course, controversial, is not exhaustive and will incite debate. For the curious, it's a great starting point for someone interested in exploring the war or those who don't want to have to sift through an exhaustive guidebook of Civil war sites, and enjoyable for both the casual explorer and the seasoned Civil Warrior.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Craig Dokken on August 9, 2011
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This was a interesting book, I am creating a list of Civil War things to do on a 2 week trip back East. This book had a lot of things I wanted to do. I am hoping to do 20 items on the list.

I have already done a few of the items. The book has many items of interest, the part about CW movies was something I could do from home.I found a CW roundtable in the area and plan to check that out in Sept. I could go on with many other things mentioned in the book. Just get it, it is a great book to own if your interested in the Civil War.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bigmana on September 11, 2011
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This is an awesome book! This is a must have for any civil war buff's bucket list. It was hard to believe that I have already done so many things listed in this book and that there are soooo many things to do and see in one's lifetime.
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This is a very timely reference book for those of us interested in the Civil War and the historic sites connected with it. 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the ending of the war and more people than usual are visiting the sites connected with that event. Take this book with you and read through it to learn about even more sites than you might otherwise be familiar with. An excellent addition to anyone's library of mid-19th century American history and the corresponding sites.
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I would recommend Civil War 150 to any civil war buff or anyone even with an interest in civil war.
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By John F. Luczynski on August 3, 2013
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I am a Civil War nut and have visited all the National Park sites. Also been to non-park sites. I have done many of the listed items but there are some I was unaware were available so visit. I cannot say I love it as I have not really read it, just browsed through it.
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By William MacDonald on March 8, 2014
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If your a civil war buff this is the book for you. It gives a list of things to see and do on your trip south. Very informative
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