Title: National Geographic Guide to the Civil War National Battlefield Parks
Author: A. Wilson Greene and Gary Gallagher
Release: Mar 15 2011
From South Carolina's secession on December 20, 1860, to the Confederate surrender at Virginia's Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, Civil War names and places still command the attention of Americans of all ages. This updated guide provides a clear and fascinating overview of what happened at major sites in nine Confederate states, six Union states, and the territory of New Mexico. Abundant photos, maps, and sidebars complement the informative text. Follow the strategies of Stonewall Jackson during the Valley Campaign and at Bull Run, where his famous nickname originated...and witness the fighting at Gettysburg, where the Union Army resolutely defended its homeland. For each site, learn how to get there, where to stay, and what else to see in the area. Whether you visit the parks in person or simply explore these pages, you'll be guided to many rewarding experiences.