Tag Archives: Civil War Trails

Mapping the Dranesville Battlefield

Ryan Quint’s symposium talk on the battle of Dranesville is now available through C-Span. This topic is one of the reasons I wanted to make modern maps for each presentation. My day job occasionally has me working along the Leesburg … Continue reading

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“A Good Time Was Had By All”–Scenes from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

The Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now in the books. Wow, what a great time last weekend! On Monday morning, we’ll announce details about next year’s event, so stay tuned! In the meantime, take a … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Huntington, West Virginia

Traveling through West Virginia anytime soon? Consider making a stop for the afternoon and see what Huntington has to offer. On a recent run through the state, our team spent a beautiful afternoon exploring and enjoying town. 

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Appomattox Campaign Driving Tour Map

Blue and gray soldiers raced westward during the first week of April 1865. After spending forty-one weeks around Petersburg, Robert E. Lee hoped the Army of Northern Virginia could leave its adversaries behind. Ulysses S. Grant’s strategic and personnel decisions … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Greeneville Tennessee

When was the last time you visited eastern Tennessee? Well, we may have a reason for you to visit again very soon. Greeneville, is nestled in to the hills of East Tennessee, just a few miles from the mountainous North … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Chestertown, Maryland

Looking for a nice weekend getaway with a side of history? Let us recommend a visit to Chestertown. Take a long walk along the tree lined streets and soak up the impressive collection of period buildings that Chestertown boasts.

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Civil War Trails: Oakland, Maryland

Tucked into the mountains of West Maryland, in Garrett County is the picturesque town of Oakland. There are two Civil War Trails signs in town, which are a great place to start your visit. The first sign is centrally located … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Macon County (NC) Historical Museum

When I hear “Macon,” I typically think of Georgia, but there’s a Macon County in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, right along the Georgia border. “It has a rich, well-documented history,” says the Macon County Historical Society, “and unlike … Continue reading

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Reams Station Trail Map

Tomorrow marks the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Reams Station. The Union Fifth Corps cut the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad on August 18, 1864, and Confederate counteroffensives failed to drive them off the position. While Gouverneur Warren’s men built … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Abingdon, Virginia

Tucked far into Southwest Virginia is the town of Abingdon. If you’ve ever traveled down Interstate 81 there is no doubt you’ve seen the signs, maybe even the Civil War Trails directional sign, enticing you take the exit ramp. If … Continue reading

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