Tag Archive: Civil War Battle Sites

May 05

Fort Negley: Bastion of Nashville


Fort Negley is a nice stop to escape the car.  Free, nice path to stretch the legs on, a little Civil War history, and an informative visitor center.  Not the greatest attraction in Nashville. However, if you are in a pinch to get the kids out and about Fort Negley will get the job done. …

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Oct 18

Pea Ridge National Military Park


Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves one of the more important battle sites of the Civil War.  The ground there decided the fate of Missouri and set the stage for the Union to conquer the Confederate land west of the Mississippi.  While not as famous as the battles that came later and farther to the …

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Jul 09

Top 10 Civil War Battlefields

Fort Gaines

A visit to a Civil War Battlefield is a great place to take history out of a book and make it come alive.  As a history teacher I find it exhilarating to actually see the places I teach about, but I am in to history.  Most people might find a visit to a historic place to be …

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May 28

Chickamauga National Military Park


Chickamauga National Military Park is located near the border between Georgia and Tennessee and memorializes two major battles of the Civil War.  It was also a great stop for us as we drove from Atlanta to Chattanooga on our way to the Tennessee Aquarium.  My wife and I were in a bit of a time …

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May 07

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park


Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located just on the outskirts of the greater Atlanta metro area and is one of the few attractions in the area that is free.  The Kennesaw Mountain national Battlefield Park is the site of a Civil War battle that took place from June 19th, 1864 to July 2nd 1864 …

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May 07

Vicksburg National Military Park: Vicksburg is the Key

Civil War Cannon

Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates one of the key battles of the American Civil War.  Vicksburg was the South’s last strong point along the Mississippi River and with its fall to the Union forces the United States once again had control of the Mississippi River splitting the south into two. The Siege of Vicksburg along …

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