From the Back Cover
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.