Tag Archive: National Historic Site

Mar 20

Washita Battle Site: Hike

While there is much to learn at the Washita Battlefield no trip would be complete without a hike to the site of Black Kettle’s Village.  Just a short drive a half mile from the visitor center on Highway 47A.  While there is not much to be seen on the hike.  I found it important to …

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Mar 20

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site: Oklahoma

I find it important to know about the past.  The tragedies and the triumphs.  The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site preserves one of the great tragedies in American History. At dawn on November 27th 1868 Lt Col Custer attacked the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle. This Oklahoma National Historic Site is located …

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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 28

Chickamauga National Military Park

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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

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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

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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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