Category Archives: Civil War

Andersonville NHS, Andersonville, GA

December 31, 2021 The day we visited was cloudy and dozens of vultures circled above us. While that felt eerie it also seemed fitting. The Andersonville National Historic Site encompasses a portion of the notorious Civil War Andersonville prison camp. … Continue reading

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Allatoona Pass Battlefield State Park, Georgia

December 20, 2021 Union Commander: Brig. Gen John M. Corse Troops: 2,000 Casualties: 706 (35%) Confederate Commander: Gen Samuel French Troops: 3,200 Casualties: 897 (28%) The Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on October 5, 1864. While the battle was … Continue reading

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Kennesaw Mountain NBP

December 14, 2021 I really liked this visitor center’s museum and gift shop/bookstore. Unfortunately, the theater was closed so, no film. I drooled over and could have spent a lot of money on books but…I already owned about half of … Continue reading

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Civil War Fredericksburg, VA

November 17-20, 2021 Fredericksburg, VA linked the Union’s capital, Washington, DC, to the Confederate’s capital, Richmond, VA. During the Civil War that made Fredericksburg a target. Four major battles were fought in and around this town between 1862 and 1864. … Continue reading

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Susquehanna State Park, MD

September 7, 2019 We often take things for granted that are near where we live or that we see on a regular basis. Having lived in the DC area for over 36 years, there are a LOT of things that … Continue reading

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Arkansas Post

November 13-14, 2018 Arkansas Post Museum John went to this one on his own while Holly huddled in a heated camper with a head cold. (Too cold, not going! Such a wimp – but a warm, happy wimp.) For those … Continue reading

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Pea Ridge National Military Park

October 29, 2018 The Visitor Center This was yet another excellent National Park Visitor Center. The movie was very good and gave a nice overview of the battle. As battles go, this one was fairly straightforward. The exhibits were well … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Creek, Missouri

October 27, 2018 As far as Civil War battles go, this one was small, although the dead, wounded, and missing would beg to differ – if they could. After First Bull Run (also known as First Manassas), this was the … Continue reading

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The Land of Lincoln

John is really good at all the historical facts and numbers. He labored over his Lincoln posts to make sure his data was correct and everything flowed well. I hate numbers. I can’t remember numbers, dates, statistics and other number … Continue reading

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Lincoln Presidential Museum, Library and Tomb

Lincoln Museum September 30, 2018 I found this museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois a fascinating place to visit. As usual for us, we spent the entire day there and had more than enough to keep our interest. There were two … Continue reading

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