Tag Archives: Hiking

ECW Weekender: Hiking Up Sitlington Hill at McDowell Battlefield

The battle of McDowell, fought on May 8, 1862, marks a turning point in “Stonewall” Jackson’s Valley Campaign as he began to re-launch offensive movements to defend the Shenandoah Valley. After his defeat at Kernstown in March, Jackson had retreated … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Hiking at Newport News Park

At the beginning of March while the weather was still chilly enough to keep the bugs and snakes at bay, I spent a day on the Virginia Peninsula around Yorktown, exploring Civil War sites and a few miles of earthworks. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Hiking at Bentonville Battlefield

In mid-February some work travels took me to the Carolinas, and I decided to take a stretch break at Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina. After exploring the welcoming visitor center and getting a map, I headed out on the trails. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Exploring The “Waterlogged Marsh” at Fredericksburg

For a couple of years now I’ve wanted to explore the low ground between Prospect Hill and Slaughter Pen Farm. It’s the area where — on December 13, 1862, during the Battle of Fredericksburg — General George Gordon Meade’s Union … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Flank Attack Trail (Wilderness Battlefield)

Inspired by Chris Mackowski’s “virtual tour” of the Chancellorsville History Trail on the blog in 2020, I’m inviting you to “take a hike” on the Gordon Flank Attack Trail on The Wilderness Battlefield on this battle anniversary day. The trail … Continue reading

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The Chancellorsville History Trail

In this month’s Emerging Civil War newsletter, I mentioned my time over the last month and a half exercising on Chancellorsville History Trail. For folks who can’t make it out into the woods, I thought I’d take you on a … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Maryland Heights Overlook (Harpers Ferry, WV)

With cooler weather and autumn foliage on the way, it might be a good time to break-out your hiking boots, if you like to explore history in the great outdoors. How about a hike to see this view?

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