Category Archives: Civil War Trails

Space, “Western Theater” not the Final Frontier

(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … Continue reading

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Intersections of History at Turner’s Gap

We often find layers of history when we least expect it. Take Turner’s Gap on South Mountain in central Maryland. Most of us know this was the primary gap through the mountains, fought over in September, 1862 as part of … Continue reading

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Civil War Roundtables and Civil War Trails

Last month, I did a little cheerleading for Civil War Trails. It was time to re-up my sponsorship of a sign, and I was glad to do so. As it turned out, in the days following, the Trails launched an … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Moorefield, WV

As you start thinking about your fall travel plans we recommend you visit one of our teams favorite fall destinations, Moorefield West Virginia.

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Huzzah for Civil War Trails

I’ll be honest: I don’t often get delighted to get bills in the mail. But the other day, the friendly neighborhood letter carrier from the USPS brought me a renewal notice from Civil War Trails, and I was delighted. I’m … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Easton Maryland

Maryland’s Eastern Shore is one of our favorite destinations along the Trail. For those of you who have been there will know what a gem the beautiful towns and countryside can be.

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Civil War Trails: Rogersville, Tennessee

Cruising down (or up) interstate 81 near the Virginia line? Get off the interstate and explore beautiful Hawkins, County. The rolling hills, byways, historic sites and Rogersville’s downtown won’t disappoint. 

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Looking for the Battle of Front Royal

On May 23, 1862, Stonewall Jackson swept down from the Shenandoah Valley’s Massanutten Mountain into the shocked Federal garrison in Front Royal commanded by Col. John Reese Kenly. Jackson, with more than 3,000 men, overwhelmed Kenly, with about 1,000 men, … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: St. Mary’s County Maryland

When is the last time you took a journey to South-Eastern Mainland Maryland? Start planning your trip today as you imagine what life could be like outside of quarantine. Amongst all of the rural beauty of Southeastern Maryland, we think … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Wytheville, VA

There are few places more remote and yet worthwhile to visit than Southwest Virginia. Tucked into the corner of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina is one of the most beautiful parts of the Country. Hikers, bikers (and cyclists), and music … Continue reading

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