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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesPort Republic Battlefield

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Site of the final battle of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. The battlefield can be explored from public roads that run through the area. Markers mark the locations of some of the battle's major action.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arby Geo

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/25/2006

last visited: 7/25/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Fairview

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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

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCedar Mountain

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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

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

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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: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCulpeper Court House (2)

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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

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

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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 SitesGraffiti House at Brandy Station

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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

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle Of Brandy Station - Fleetwood Hill

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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

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTown of Orange

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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

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBrandy Station Battlefield - St. James Church

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The largest cavalry battle of the Civil War was fought at Brandy Station, VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/6/2011

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBrandy Station Battlefield - Buford's Knoll

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The largest cavalry battle of the Civil War was fought at Brandy Station, VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/17/2011

last visited: never

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

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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: never

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

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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: never

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

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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: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWarrenton-Home of the "Gray Ghost" - Warrenton VA

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Although Warrenton was spared the ravages of major battles during the war, control of the town changed hands 67 times and many homes and churches housed soldiers or were used as hospitals.

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 SitesRappahannock Station

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The Union army captured a strategic railroad crossing at the Rappahannock River in late 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/4/2011

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBrentmoor-Spilman-Mosby House - Warrenton VA

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John Singleton Mosby bought the house from Keith in 1875. Mosby gained fame during the Civil War for his daring exploits behind Union lines.

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 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 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 SitesWar in Grant County-Engagement at Johnson Run - Petersburg WV

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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: never

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

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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: 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 SitesKelly's Ford ~ Cavalry and Coffee

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Kelly's Ford was a strategic crossing location of the Rappahannock during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/2/2011

last visited: 6/2/2011

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSecond Battle Of Winchester

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Virginia Civil War Trail. Second Battle Of Winchester - Louisiana Tigers capture West Fort. The Gettysburg Campaign

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/16/2009

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle Of Mine Run

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Gen. Meade's Federal troops and Gen. Lee's Confederate army clashed at Mine Run in Orange County, Virginia in the winter of 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/28/2011

last visited: never

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