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Civil War site located in front of the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/3/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMaryland's Eastern Shore-Hundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted-Pocomoke City, MD

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Located in the Maryland Welcome Center at the Virginia/Maryland State Line on US 13.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/2/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesHistoric Cemeteries - Oakton, Virginia

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Civil War Trail site at Flint Hill & Oakton Church of the Brethren.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCuster's First Last Stand A "Living Triangle" - Louisa VA

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Nearby stood Trevilian Station, south of which Confederate Gen. Wade Hampton had parked his wagon train on the evening of June 10, 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Wytheville-The Road to Mount Airy Depot - Wytheville VA

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Capts. George Millard and Alexander H. Ruker and ordered them to destroy the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad tracks at Mount Airy Depot (present-day Rural Retreat), Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesConfederate Winter CampsFighting Boredom and Disease - Woodbridge VA

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After the Confederate victory at Ball’s Bluff in October 1861, the Union and Confederate armies settled into winter camps between Washington and Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesJackson’s Headquarters-I am quite comfortable - Winchester VA

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Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, commanding the Shenandoah Valley military district, lived in this house from mid-November 1861 through early March 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThird Battle of Winchester "One Moving Mass of Glittering Sabers - Stephenson VA

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On September 19, 1864, Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah routed Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early’s Valley Army at the Third Battle of Winchester (also called Opequon) in the bloodiest and largest battle in the Shenandoah Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGloucester Point-Ancient Defender of the York - Gloucester Point

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The earthworks before you are the remains of the star-shaped “covering work” that helped to defend the York River against Union attack from 1861 to 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSappony Church Hampton’s Cavalry: "Too strong to be overcome" - Stony Creek VA

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Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destoy track and rolling stock.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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As the Federal army attempted to conquer and hold the Valley in 1864, its lines of supply and communication were extended and became susceptible to attack by bands of Confederate partisans.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCongress-Cumberland--Give Them a Broadside Boys, as She Goes - Newport News VA

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In this section of the James River directly in front of you lies the remains of the USS Cumberland. At this location and along the shore to your left were the Union batteries that protected Camp Butler.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Smithfield-The Town that Wouldn’t Surrender - Smithfield VA

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This section of the Pagan River in front of you is where the Union gunboat, USS Smith-Briggs, was run aground and destroyed by local Confederate troops during the January 31-February 1, 1864, Battle of Smith?eld.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Warwick River - Newport News VA

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Overlooking one of the James River’s tributaries, Lee’s Mill is a watershed property with a long history of settlement. The Native Americans of the Powhatan Confederation hunted and fished along the banks of the Warwick River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Warwick-Yorktown Line - Newport News VA

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On May 24, 1861, Confederate Col. John Magruder assumed command of the Peninsula’s defenses. He fortified points along the James and York rivers to block any Union advance toward Richmond

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWarwick Court House Camp in the Wilderness - Newport News VA

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The building directly in front of you is the 1810 structure known as Warwick Court House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesStalemate in Hampton Roads In a “big glass case” - Hampton VA

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After the March 8-9, 1862, Battle of Hampton Roads, CSS Virginia went into drydock for refitting. USS Monitor guarded Union Gen. George B. McClellan’s transport vessels in the York River near Fort Monroe

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRio Hill Artifacts Found at Rio Hill - Charlottesville VA

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Civil War relic collectors found Stuart’s winter camp and skirmish site (shaded area of map) long before the Rio Hill Shopping Center opened in 1989. Metal detectors were used to search the area and artifacts—bullets, buttons, belt and harness buckles, shell fragments, camp equipment and personal items—were found.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRio Hill 1864 Skirmish George A. Custer Attacks a Confederate Winter Camp - Charlottesville VA

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In December 1863, Confederate troops established winter quarters here. The approximately 200 soldiers, under the command of Capt. Marcellus N. Moorman, were from Stuart’s Horse Artillery Battalion and were equipped with 16 cannons.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesOatlands-Civil War Comes to Oatlands - Leesburg VA

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As Confederate forces gathered to protect Leesburg, Elizabeth G. Carter, the widowed mistress of Oatlands, wrote in her journal on October 17, “Our troops falling back on Centerville -Mississippi Regt’s encamped at the Mill – Solders here all daY."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCivil War Strasburg-Strategic Intersection - Strasburg VA

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The railroad tracks before you follow the route of the Manassas Gap Railroad, which reached Strasburg from Washington, D.C., in 1854. The line was a vital link between the Shenandoah Valley and eastern markets.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/22/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Chester Station - Chester, Virginia

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Civil War Trail marker along West Hundred Road in front of the YMCA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/21/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesDuPont at Rude’s Hill “I had to depend entirely upon myself ... ” - New Market VA

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Here Capt. Henry DuPont, commanding B Battery, 5th U.S. Artillery, protected Union Gen. Franz Sigel’s defeated army as it retreated after the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/20/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMt. Jackson General Hospital, CSA Shenandoah at War - Mount Jackson VA

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In September 1861, the Confederate Medical Department built a large general hospital on this site because Mt. Jackson was the western terminus of the Manassas Gap Railroad, which provided access to northern Virginia battlefields.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/20/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTown of Monterey-Headquarters Town - Monterey VA

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Monterey was headquarters for Confederates during much of the 1861 Mountain Campaign and headquarters for Federals prior to the fighting at McDowell.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/20/2020

last visited: never

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