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Managed By: Icon Here Civil War Discovery
Description:
Mark sites along the Civil War Discovery Trail as identified by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
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The Civil War Discovery Trail was established to enhance the understanding of the Civil War and its enduring impact. Sites are specially selected for their historic significance and the educational opportunities afforded. Sites along the trail include battlefields, stops along the Underground Railroad, old homes, museums, parks and other sites which bring history to life. For a waymark to be listed in this category the site must be listed on the Civil War Trails site. Go to the Map Guides Section for Maryland/Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee & West Virginia. Sites in Pennsylvania related to the Gettysburg Campaign, use the Maryland Gettysburg Brochure. For those states not in the Map Guides - put Other in the Field.


Instructions for Posting a Civil War Discovery Trail Sites Waymark:

Name and Title Requirements

The title for the waymark must match the site name listed on the Civil War Discovery TrailNorth Carolina Civil War Discovery Trail Virginia Civil War Discovery Trail or listed on the Civil War Trails site - City, State
If the actual site cannot be found on the brochure, use the title on the marker or site.

Some major sites may be listed on the brochure, but not have a Civil War Trails Sign or Seal. Contact an officer before posting one of these.

Photo Requirements

At least two photos are required for this category:

Required Photo 1.)
Post a picture of the historical marker with the Civil War Trails Seal or Civil War Trails Sign to the site. The coordinates should be at the sign or marker to the site. This must be the default photo.

Required Photo 2.)
Post at least one other picture of the area showing both the marker and the area.
***CLARIFICATION*** This second required photo must show enough of the area to get a feel for the site with the entire marker in the photo - Partial photos of the marker will NOT be accepted for this photo.

The following picture demonstrates an acceptable Civil War Marker AND area photo to fulfill the second required picture.

Mine Creek Battlefield


Possible Required Photo 3.)
Other pictures may be required to be able to understand the importance of the area being waymarked.

Coordinate and Long Description Requirements

Take coordinates at the location of the Historical Marker with the Civil War Trail Seal or at the Civil War Trails Sign.

All waymarks must include a Long Description. Along with the text of the marker, further information at the site is welcomed and appreciated, especially historical insights. All information quoted from secondary sources MUST be attributed and either set off by quotation marks or by an HTML blockquote. Items without a Long Description or unattributed quotes will be denied.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a picture of site showing the signage or other notable feature. Please tell what you saw or learned.
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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWhitehouse

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The White House Bridge takes its name from the small white building which can be seen today, located immediately west of the present-day bridge on US Hwy 211.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2008

last visited: 5/15/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWillow Grove Mill

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Willow Grove Mill was a victim of the Union's infamous 'Burning' during the Valley Campaign of 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/23/2011

last visited: 7/25/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Gap

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Gen. Stonewall Jackson announced his Army of the Valley had become the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia on his march from the Shenandoah Valley east to Fredericksburg, VA where he joined Gen. R. E. Lee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/19/2011

last visited: 6/3/2012

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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: 7/24/2020

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NWNW12.7 km

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRude’s Hill-Knoll of Refuge and Attack - New Market VA

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The spring of 1864 opened with United States forces pressing Confederate armies defending fronts scattered throughout the Confederacy. Union Gen. Franz Sigel was assigned the task of securing the Shenandoah Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/20/2020

last visited: 7/24/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRude's Hill-Jackson at Rude’s Hill - New Market VA

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Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s small Confederate force went into a defensive position here after retiring from the battle at Kernstown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 7/24/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: The Bloody Cedars

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The 54th PA Infantry suffered devastating losses when they were cut down by Confederate fire on a cedar-covered hillside during the Battle of New Market.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/20/2011

last visited: 7/24/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: Captain DuPont & Sergeant Burns

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Two Union soldiers were heroes during the Federal retreat at the Battle of New Market.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/21/2011

last visited: 7/17/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: Woodson's Missouri Cavalry

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The Missouri Cavalry was put under the command of Capt. Woodson at the Battle of New Market.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/21/2011

last visited: 10/12/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: Bushong Farm

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The Bushong Farm was caught in the crossfire during the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/20/2011

last visited: 7/17/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: VMI Cadet Casualties

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The cadets from VMI paid a high price in their first battle -- one in four were killed or wounded on May 15, 1864 at New Market.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/20/2011

last visited: 6/3/2012

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: Gravestones Of VMI Cadets

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The original tombstones of six VMI cadets who were killed during the Battle of New Market are on display outside the Hall of Valor Civil War Museum at the New Market Battlefield.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/19/2011

last visited: 6/3/2012

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: The Battle Of New Market

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The Battle of New Market of May 1864 is featured at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/20/2011

last visited: 7/17/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Hall of Valor Museum: The Shirley House

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Once the home of a Confederate veteran, the Shirley House is now headquarters of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/21/2011

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: 7/24/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesEdinburg Mill - Edinburg, VA

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This flour mill was saved from "The Burning" during the US Civil War. The nearby Stony Creek was also used as a defensive measure in a separate battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/6/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Stover - McGinnis House “Make Me a Map of the Valley” - Edinburg VA

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March 26, 1862: “In the morning our battalion was ordered back to Narrow Passage, … near the rest of the army. Hd. Qrs. were established at Miss Stover’s, in the stone house, near Narrow Passage Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/15/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSister Caroline

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Caroline Terry was born a slave and witnessed Union and Confederate encampments in Sperryville, VA during the Civil War. After her emancipation, she remained in the area and helped establish a church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/21/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSlate Mills

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Slate Mills in Rappahannock County, VA was used by both the Union and Confederate armies for reconnaissance. The road was used by troops retreating from Gettysburg and by Confederate soldiers headed to Bristoe Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/27/2013

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesJackson's Headquarters, Elkton

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This house served as headquarters of General "Stonewall" Jackson during the early park of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign during the US Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/2/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMosby and Sneden

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Artist and mapmaker Union Pvt. Sneden was captured by Mosby's Rangers at Brandy Station and marched through Woodville, VA as a POW.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/28/2012

last visited: 7/10/2016

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Asbury Chapel

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The Battle of Front Royal started at this chapel where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson stopped to assess his plan of attack and ordered the 1st MD to the front.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: 7/24/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesValley Pike-Tumbling Run Near Fisher's Hill - Fishers Hill VA

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Here on Tumbling Run are the remains of the "Old Pike" stone bridge. The Valley Turnpike Company was chartered in 1838 as a joint-stock corporation. The turnpike followed the route of the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/15/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFisher's Hill Battlefield-Veteran's Picnic Grounds - Fishers Hill VA

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Soon after the end of the Civil War, veterans on both sides began holding reunions to walk the familiar battlegrounds and renew friendships with former comrades.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 7/24/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFisher's Hill Confederate Gibraltar - Fishers Hill VA

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This is Fisher's Hill, the Shenandoah Valley's "Gibraltar"—a commanding height that offered Confederate forces a superb defensive position.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/15/2020

last visited: never

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