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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Battle of McDowell-McDowell Battlefield Trail - McDowell VA

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The McDowell Battlefield Trail is a 1.5 -mile hike that will take you to the battleline on top of Sitlington’s Hill—the scene of heavy fighting on May 8, 1862. Sitlington’s Hill is a spur of Bull Pasture Mountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/10/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWar Comes to Fairfield - Woodford VA

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War brought profound changes to the Chandler family, Fairfield, and the slaves who toiled on the plantation. Three of Thomas Chandler’s sons enlisted in the Confederate army.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/8/2020

last visited: 7/3/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesA Staggering Blow - Woodford VA

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Jackson's death fell heaviest on Gen. Robert E. Lee. He had come to rely on Jackson to carry out his plans, and Jackson had seldom failed him. "Such an executive officer the sun never shone on," Lee once said of his subordinate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/8/2020

last visited: 7/3/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesRhea's Mill Battle Monument - Prairie Grove AR

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This tower was the chimney of Rhea's Mill, which stood 6 miles northwest of this spot. The mill was operated by the Federal army before and after the battle of Prairie Grove.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/7/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesGeneral James G. Blunt - Prairie Grove AR

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General Blunt of Kansas commanded the First Division of the Federal army in the battle of Prairie Grove. He was made Brigadier General in April 1862 and given command of all Kansas troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/7/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMarch of the Armies December 3-7, 1862 - Prairie Grove AR

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General Hindman on the Arkansas River planned to drive General Blunt's Federal army out of northwest Arkansas. The Confederate army left Van Buren on December 3.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/7/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Prairie Grove December 7, 1862 - Prairie Grove AR

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The battle on this field was fought between the Confederate army of General T.C. Hindman (Arkansas) and Federal forces commanded by Generals James G. Blunt (Kansas) and F.J. Herron (Iowa).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/7/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMajor General Thomas C. Hindman - Prairie Grove AR

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Thomas C. Hindman commanded the Confederate army in the battle of Prairie Grove. He was born 1828 in Tennessee. Served in the War with Mexico, later moving from Mississippi to Helena, Ark.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/7/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Third Battle of Winchester - Winchester VA

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(The Battle of the Opequon)-September 19, 1864-The decisive assault in the campaign set in motion by General Grant to free the Shenandoah Valley from the control of the Confederacy took place here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Second Battle of Kernstown Two U.S. Presidents Fought at Kernstown - Winchester VA

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Future U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes led his 1,300 Ohioans and West Virginians into position on the east side of the Valley Pike. Hayes sent his young aide Lt. William McKinley, another future U.S. President, to retrieve the "Mountaineers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSecond Battle of Winchester June 13, 1863 - Winchester VA

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When Confederate Gen. Richard Ewell's Second Corps spearheaded the Army of Northern Virginia's second invasion of the North in June 1863, his first task was to destroy Gen. Robert Milroy's command of approximately 8,000 troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe First Battle of Kernstown - Kernstown VA

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The Beginning of “Stonewall” Jackson’s Valley Campaign. The First Battle of Kernstown, fought by 10,000 Americans on March 23, 1862, was the first battle waged in the Shenandoah Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Pritchard House - Kernstown VA

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Fighting swirled around the home during the First and Second Battles of Kernstown, as it did during smaller engagements on June 13, 1863, and August 17, 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Second Battle of Kernstown-Mulligan’s Final Stand - Winchester VA

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Late in the afternoon on July 24, 1864, 1,800 Union soldiers led by Colonel James A. Mulligan fell back to this lane. Major General John B. Gordon’s Confederate force attacked from the ground beyond Opequon Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe First Battle of Kernstown An Unheralded Commander's Unique Victory - Winchester VA

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At 9:00 A.M. on March 23, 1862, Confederate artillery unlimbered near the Valley Turnpike and fired on this height, called Pritchard's Hill, to begin the First Battle of Kernstown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFirst Battle of Winchester - Winchester VA

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May 25, 1862 between Confederates under Brig. Gen. T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson and the Federals under Maj. Gen. N.P. Banks began just south of this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/4/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesKernstown Battles - Kernstown VA

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First Kernstown-March 23, 1862 Stonewall Jackson attacked what appeared to be a withdrawing federal force led by federal Br. Gen. Shields. Second Kernstown July 23, 1864 – Federal General George Crooke’s corps was camped to the north of here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/4/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Kernstown March 23, 1862 - Kernstown VA

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General James Shields with 7,000 Federals defeated Stonewall Jackson with 3,500 Confederates. Jackson's object was to create a diversion which would prevent troops being sent to McClellan for the attack on Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/4/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War Sites1st Battle of Winchester - Winchester VA

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Jackson launched his attack on Winchester at 5 a.m. May 25. Contesting this thrust was Colonel George Gordon’s 3rd Brigade. General Dick Taylor’s Louisiana Brigade, reinforced by the 10th and 23rd Virginia, succeeded in flanking Gordon on the west.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/4/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Battle of White Oak Road The Walking Trail - Petersburg VA

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Welcome to the Civil War Preservation Trust’s White Oak Road Battlefield! The battlefield walking trail is a two-thirds-of-a-mile path that takes you past six wayside signs interpreting the 1865 battle, the remains of the Confederate earthworks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/2/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Battle of White Oak Road Four Years of War, Ten Months of Siege - Petersburg VA

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Though his lines grew thinner every day from illness, battle casualties, and desertion, Lee could not abandon Petersburg. Petersburg was the gateway to Richmond, and the capital of the Confederacy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/2/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here Ironclad Revolution - Virginia Beach VA

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In 1861, the Confederate navy converted the hulk of U.S.S. Merrimack into an ironclad, CSS Virginia. The epic battle between the Monitor and Virginia signaled a new era in naval affairs - the days of sail were over.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWhere North Meets South Virginia Fortifies Gloucester Point - Gloucester Point VA

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Eighty years after the decisive events at Yorktown, a major war again came to Gloucester Point. This time it was a civil war. As Virginia joined the Confederacy in April, 1861, its leaders were soon defending the Chesapeake tidewater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesClassic Camp Life The Union Army Occupies Gloucester Point - Gloucester Point VA

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The Union army fought its way up the York River, only to lose the hard fought Seven Days Battles around Richmond in June and July of 1862. The Union army left behind a large force that strengthened the defenses around Yorktown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesOn to Richmond! McClellan Invades the Virginia Tidewater - Gloucester Point VA

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The York River Confederate defenses were tested early in the Civil War. A large Union force, the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George B. McClellan, steamed down the Chesapeake Bay from Washington D.C. in March, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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