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Come on out and join the Texas Camel Corps on July 21, 2018! This special event is being held at Vicksburg National Military Park once again, highlighting a unique aspect of the western theater of the Civil War: camels!
Going to Gettysburg this weekend or at some other time this summer? We’ve got a list of sites you might want to explore. In 2016, Kristopher White wrote a series called Gettysburg: Off The Beaten Path, and these historic locations … Continue reading
There are many battlefields and historic sites to visit to study the creation, use, and preservation of artillery pieces. For today’s Weekender post (keeping with the artillery series theme), we’ll journey away from the battlefields to a location where young … Continue reading
Check out this exciting opportunity at Ellwood on the Wilderness battlefield by our friends at the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield this weekend.
Many visitors to the Cold Harbor battlefield expect to see the infamous ground of the failed Union assault on June 3, 1864. Unfortunately much of that land is publicly inaccessibly, though the National Park Service interprets a portion where the … Continue reading
“And that’s a good place to stop for frozen custard…” Our battlefield tour guide announced, nodding toward a small stand as we zoomed by on Route 211, heading to New Market Gap. The next day – after I had dragged … Continue reading
Sometimes juxtapositions grab our attention and draw us to see connections. On a recent trip to New Mexico to visit family, my thoughts turned to the Confederate invasion of what was then the Arizona Territory. Living close to the Confederate … Continue reading
VIRGINIA PRESERVATION ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL WAR TRUST SAVE UNIQUE CIVIL WAR SITE IN CULPEPER COUNTY Foundation, state agency and national nonprofit work together to protect Hansbrough’s Ridge, an unparalleled historic and natural treasure in Virginia’s picturesque Piedmont region (Brandy Station, … Continue reading
Our friends at the Civil War Trust sent along some great Weekender ideas for the month of May. If you happen to attend any of them, let us know! We’d love to hear from you. May 5-6: Battle Reenactment at … Continue reading
Many of our readers are familiar with heritage tourism. In fact many of us would say we are heritage tourists! Historic sites and the communities they reside in can mutually benefit from the visitors that they receive. The Civil War … Continue reading