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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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Image for The Battle of Front Royal: Prospect Hill Cemeteryview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Prospect Hill Cemetery

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Prospect Hill provided a good view of the town for the Confederates as the Battle of Front Royal commenced.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: 4/20/2015

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Warren County Courthouse

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Fighting grew hot in the streets, building to building, and the 1st MD CSA took control of the courthouse from the 1st MD USA.

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 SitesThe Battle of Front Royal

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The Front Royal Visitors Center is the starting point for the Battle of Front Royal Driving Tour that follows Gen. Stonewall Jackson and his Confederate troops through town as they defeated Union forces.

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 SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Bel Air

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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

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Belle Boyd

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As the Confederate army advanced on Front Royal, Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, informed them that the Union force in Front Royal was very small.

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 SitesThe Battle of Front Royal: Rose Hill

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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 SitesChester Gap

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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

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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 SitesValley Turnpike at Cedar Creek-Cedar Creek Stragetic Crossing-Strasburg, VA

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Virginia Civil War Trail sign located on US 11 near Strasburg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/16/2020

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: 7/24/2020

Image for Hupp's Hill The Battle of Hupp's Hill or Stickley's Farm - Strasburg VAview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesHupp's Hill The Battle of Hupp's Hill or Stickley's Farm - Strasburg VA

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Early and his staff reached the crest of Hupp's Hill where they could plainly see the camps of Col. Joseph Thoburn's Division of Gen. George Crook's 8th Federal Corps in the fields to the east across Cedar Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: 7/25/2020

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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 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 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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Site of the 1864 battle between Union General Philip Sheridan and Confederate General Jubal Early. This is a self-guided walking tour (about 1/2 hour) in the Shenandoah Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arby Geo

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/25/2006

last visited: never

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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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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 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 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 SitesGoose Creek Bridge

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Goose Creek Bridge is an abandoned stone bridge in western Loudoun County that was the site of an artillery skirmish in 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Perpetual Traveler

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2008

last visited: 8/28/2008

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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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