Tag Archive: Military Park

May 09

 Fort Phantom Hill – Abilene, Texas

Lines of chimney stacks is what greeted us as we took in some Texas state history at Fort Phantom Hill.  There was something ghostly about the ruins there.  A sort of uneasy feeling about walking around the grounds of the abandoned fort.  I imagine the soldiers stationed there had a similar feeling.  Kind of out …

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May 05

Fort Negley: Bastion of Nashville

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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

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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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May 07

Vicksburg National Military Park: Vicksburg is the Key

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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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