Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks Within 100 km of N 38° 39.319 W 078° 40.344 [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
Civil War Discovery Trail Sites
 allows ratings
Managed By: Icon Here Civil War Discovery
Description:
Mark sites along the Civil War Discovery Trail as identified by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 270 Page: 3 of 11 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for The Battle of Front Royal: Bel Airview gallery

NENE51.3 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Bel Air

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Bel Air was the home of Lucy Buck who kept a diary of the action she witnessed during the Battle of Front Royal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

Image for The Battle of Front Royal: Rose Hillview gallery

NENE51.7 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Rose Hill

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The advancing Confederate army was brought to a halt when fired upon by Union artillery from a nearby hill. Rose Hill was a home caught in the middle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

Image for The Battle of Front Royal: Richardson's Hillview gallery

NENE51.8 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Richardson's Hill

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Union Col. Kenly made a last stand to hold Front Royal against Confederate Gen. Jackson's advancing troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/1/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

Image for Moorefield Presbyterian Church Confederate Sanctuary - Moorefield WVview gallery

NWNW52 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMoorefield Presbyterian Church Confederate Sanctuary - Moorefield WV

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The Rev. William V. Wilson, the minister, was an outspoken Confederate sympathizer as was his congregation, which was composed of Moorefield's prominent, wealthy residents. Many sons of the older congregants served in the county militia and in regular Confederate army units.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: 10/8/2021

Image for McMechen House-Confederate Headquarters - Moorefield WV 26836view gallery

NWNW52.1 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcMechen House-Confederate Headquarters - Moorefield WV 26836

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

This house was constructed about 1853 for Samuel A. McMechen, merchant, father of five daughters and deacon of Moorefield Presbyterian Church up the street on your right.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

Image for Chester Gapview gallery

NENE52.1 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesChester Gap

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Chester Gap was an important pass through the Blue Ridge Mountains for both the Union and Confederate armies to move troops and supplies.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/4/2012

last visited: never

Image for The Battle of Front Royal: The Bridgesview gallery

NENE52.3 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: The Bridges

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The Union army retreated across the Shenandoah River and attempted to burn the bridges behind them to slow the Confederate pursuit during the Battle of Front Royal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/1/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

Image for Battle of James City-Opening Battle of the Bristoe Station Campaign - Leon VAview gallery

SESE52.5 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of James City-Opening Battle of the Bristoe Station Campaign - Leon VA

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

On October 10, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, anticipating an offensive that became known as the Bristoe Station Campaign, sent a division of Confederate horsemen led by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart north from Madison on a raid.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 10/5/2021

Image for The Battle of Front Royal: Guard Hillview gallery

NENE52.5 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Guard Hill

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

After being chased across the Shenandoah River by the Confederate army during the Battle of Front Royal, the Federals attempted to cover their retreat and slow down the pursuit from a position overlooking the river at Guard Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/2/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

Image for War in Grant County-Engagement at Johnson Run - Petersburg WVview gallery

NWNW53.8 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWar in Grant County-Engagement at Johnson Run - Petersburg WV

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

During the Civil War, loyal Unionist Home Guard companies patrolled Hardy County (now Grant County) to defend it against Confederate incursions.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/29/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

Image for Battle of Moorefield-Running for the Hills -   Moorefield WVview gallery

NWNW53.8 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Moorefield-Running for the Hills - Moorefield WV

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Confederate Gen. John McCausland's cavalry brigade was camped in the fields in front of you on this side of the South Branch of the Potomac River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

Image for The Battle of Front Royal: Fairviewview gallery

NENE57.3 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Fairview

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Col. John Kenly and his Union force made a final stand at the home of Thomas McKay against Gen. Jackson's Confederates after failing to hold Front Royal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/4/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

Image for Battle of Moorefield-Where the Fighting Started - Old Fields WVview gallery

NWNW58.3 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Moorefield-Where the Fighting Started - Old Fields WV

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The Confederate cavalry brigade of Gen. Bradley T. Johnson bivouacked in the fields to your left on August 7, 1864. Willow Wall (built ca. 1830), visible to your left down the road, was Johnson’s headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

Image for Cedar Mountainview gallery

SESE59.4 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCedar Mountain

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson narrowly escaped defeat when his troops encountered an isolated Union division in the Battle of Cedar Mountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/3/2012

last visited: never

Image for Newtown Burnings and Hangings - Stephens City, VAview gallery

NENE61.2 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNewtown Burnings and Hangings - Stephens City, VA

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

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: 10/5/2021

Image for “Gallant” Pelham’s Last Days-The Virginia House and Shackelford House - Culpeper VAview gallery

EE62.1 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail Sites“Gallant” Pelham’s Last Days-The Virginia House and Shackelford House - Culpeper VA

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Confederate cavalry chief Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Maj. John Pelham, the commander of Stuart’s Horse Artillery, frequented the Virginia House Hotel and often visited the Shackelford family across the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 10/5/2021

Image for Culpeper Court House (2)view gallery

EE62.4 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCulpeper Court House (2)

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Two, side by side Civil War Trail signs located at the Culpeper, VA railroad station and visitor center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/29/2009

last visited: 1/18/2014

Image for Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish George A. Custer Attacks a Confederate Winter Camp -  Charlottesville VAview gallery

SS65.7 km

Log it!

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

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

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: 10/5/2021

Image for Rio Hill Artifacts Found at Rio Hill -  Charlottesville VAview gallery

SS65.7 km

Log it!

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

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

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: 10/5/2021

Image for Staunton - Vital Link - Staunton, VAview gallery

SWSW66.5 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesStaunton - Vital Link - Staunton, VA

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Site of where locals boarded a train to Harpers Ferry at the beginning of the War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/15/2021

last visited: never

Image for Town of Orangeview gallery

SESE66.9 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTown of Orange

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and 45,000 men set up winter encampment in Orange County, VA after returning from Gettysburg in 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/23/2012

last visited: 3/12/2015

Image for Plumb House - Waynesboro, Virginiaview gallery

SS67.9 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesPlumb House - Waynesboro, Virginia

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The Plumb House was built between 1802 and 1806, during the time of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. It was caught in the middle of the Battle of Waynesboro on March 2, 1865, when a small Confederate force under Jubal Early was defeated by Philip Sheridan's Union troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macdonr

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2006

last visited: 6/10/2018

Image for Graffiti House at Brandy Stationview gallery

EE70 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGraffiti House at Brandy Station

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The Graffiti House is named for the signatures, messages, and drawings that soldiers scrawled on the walls during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/11/2012

last visited: never

Image for Battle Of Brandy Station - Fleetwood Hillview gallery

EE70.3 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle Of Brandy Station - Fleetwood Hill

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The largest cavalry battle was fought at Brandy Station. Fleetwood Hill was the site of Confederate headquarters and the fight for control seesawed back and forth.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/6/2011

last visited: never

Image for Mountain House Jackson's March - West Augusta, VAview gallery

SWSW71.5 km

Log it!

Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMountain House Jackson's March - West Augusta, VA

in Civil War Discovery Trail Sites

The Battle of McDowell began three miles to the southeast (near the intersection of Routes 629 and 716) when Confederates were fired upon by Union cavalry on May 7, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/15/2020

last visited: 10/5/2021

Total Records: 270 Page: 3 of 11 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)