The Big Book of Civil War Sites

The Big Book of Civil War Sites

From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, A Visitor's Guide to the History, Personalities, and Places of America's Battlefields

eBook - 2010
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The definitive travel reference&nbsp;for America's <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>most famous, and infamous, Civil War battle sites a&nbsp;tribute to the&nbsp;war's 150th anniversary (2011-2015) <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center align=center>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>With The Big Book of Civil War Sites, history-focused travelers finally have ready access to in-depth and thorough listings of all sites associated with the major battles of a devastating war that transformed the nation. Whether for exploring the Southern states or the Eastern theater, this book provides a full range of historical background information, travel and lodging options, museums, tours, and special events. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Top attractions in the North include the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Gettysburg National Military Park; and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In the Southern statesfrom the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Mississippi Deltareaders will discover the fascinating and varied world of Civil War history and read detailed accounts of battles in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Being published in 2011, which will see numerous national, state, and local&nbsp;events marking the Civil War's sesquicentennial, The Big Book of Civil War Sites includes:<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>&nbsp;<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* Thorough listings of all major sites, including historical background information <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* Full-color photographs throughout * Special features on military and civic leaders <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* A glossary of Civil War terminology * Directions to hard-to-find locations * Helpful listings of restaurants, lodgings, shopping, tours, and special events
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780762766321
9780762754670
Branch Call Number: 973.7 Bi
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 444 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)
Alternative Title: Civil War sites

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