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Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More
Civil War Preservation Trust
Globe Pequot
320 pages
February 2003
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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The Civil War Preservation Trust has created this guide to help preserve and promote interest in Civil War battlefields and monuments. All the most famous sites are in this book - Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and so on. This book also includes lesser-known Civil War sites, such as one in California, the Presidio of San Francisco, one in New Mexico, Glorieta Battlefield near Santa Fe, Honey Springs in Oklahoma, Wilsonís Creek in Missouri, and more. These battlefields, cemeteries, and places that soldiers (famous and not so famous) stayed were turned into hospitals, prisons, and other war-time purposes.

The book is divided into regions of the United States:

  1. Northeast
  2. Middle Atlantic
  3. Coastal
  4. Southern Heartland
  5. Midwest
  6. Trans-Mississippi
  7. Far West
Each region is presented first with a regional map, then each of the states in the region individually or as a group. The Civil War site is indicated on the map and a description (the length of which varies) given. Black and white pictures are included for some sites, and addresses, Internet web sites, hours available to the public and other such information is given. The editors provide interesting sidebars about various subjects connected with the state or region including information on people or important events. There is a two-page index. A new edition of this book came out in 2007; both this edition and the new one are highly recommended to those Civil War enthusiasts who like to visit battlefields or other sites - which might be nearer to them than they expect.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Br. Benet Exton, O.S.B., 2008

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