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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesYoung’s Mill-Magruder’s First Peninsula Defensive Line - Newport News VA

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The mill located behind you is one of the few remaining tide mills on the Peninsula. In the woods across the private road to your left are several redoubts and rifle pits.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/6/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFighting for Trenton-Raid on the Depot - Trenton TN

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As Confederate Gen. Nathan B. Forrest’s cavalry brigade approached Trenton in December 1862, Union Col. Jacob Fry prepared to meet the attack.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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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: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesLibby Prison-“Hope was all that sustained many.” - Richmond VA

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Near this site, from about 1845 until 1889, stood the building that housed Richmond’s famous Libby Prison.

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 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 SitesBattle of James City-Opening Battle of the Bristoe Station Campaign - Leon VA

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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: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcNeill’s Rangers “Hurah for McNeal” - Harrisonburg VA

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Harrisonburg is associated with the exploits of McNeill’s Rangers, a famous Confederate partisan unit. In 1862, John Hanson McNeill, a native of Hardy County in present-day West Virginia, recruited men for Co. E, 18th Virginia Cavalry.

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 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: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesYorktown-The Frowning Fortress of York - Yorktown VA

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The trench line to your right is all that remains of a formidable line of Confederate earthworks that once blocked this historic road and the Union army’s advance westward past Yorktown in 1862.

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 SitesChilhowie-Stoneman at Greever’s Switch - Chilhowie VA

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On December 1, 1864, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 5,700 cavalrymen east from Knoxville, Tennessee, to destroy iron-, lead-, and saltworks in Virginia that were essential to the Confederate war effort.

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 SitesWinchester's Civil War Sites-County Seceded before the State - Winchester TN

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When Tennessee failed to secede from the Union on February 9, 1861, Franklin County residents met here at the courthouse. They listened to attorney Peter Turney’s forceful speech offering resolutions in favor of secession and reportedly adopted them.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesEpperson Springs-Resort and Wartime Enlistment Center - Westmoreland TN

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Because of its prominent location near the Kentucky line, the resort became an enlistment center and a Confederate training camp in the autumn of 1861.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFort Hill at Waverly Defending Railroads - Waverly TN

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The earthen fort in front of you, known as Fort Hill, was the headquarters of the 13th U.S. Colored Troops (USCT), led by Col. John A. Hottenstein, from the fall of 1863 to the end of the war.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFortress Tullahoma-Strategic Rail Center - Tullahoma TN

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In January 1863, after the Battle of Stones River, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee fortified Tullahoma to protect the supply depot and Bragg’s headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMaplewood Confederate Cemetery-Hallowed Ground - Tullahoma TN

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More than 500 soldiers from virtually every state in the Confederacy who were killed or died near Tullahoma are buried here. At first, wooden headboard marked the graves, but soon all vestiges of individual markers were lost in what became essentially a mass grave.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFighting for Trenton-Forrest's Artillery Position - Trenton TN

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Gen. Nathan B Forrest placed his artillery here during the attack on Trenton on December 20, 1862. Union Col. Jacob Fry, commanding a unit of about 250 hastily assembled convalescents and other soldiers, occupied the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesAffair at Travisville-War Comes to Tennessee - Travisville TN

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The first military action of the Civil War in Tennessee occurred on September 29, 1861 at Travisville. The blood spilled in this brief engagement brought the reality of the conflict home to the people of the Cumberland Mountains.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThompson's Station-Prelude to Franklin - Thompson's Station TN

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On November 29, 1864, just one day before the Battle of Franklin, an action occurred here at Thompson’s Station that alarmed Union Gen. John M. Schofield’s army as it marched north toward Nashville from Spring Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTellico Iron Works-Gripped in the War's Iron Fist - Tellico Plains TN

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Throughout the Civil War, both sides depended on the iron industry for vitally important munitions. The Tellico Iron and Manufacturing Company, then located one mile east, caught the attention first of the Confederate army and eventually of Union Gen. William T. Sherman himself.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCoker Creek-Caught in the Middle - Tellico Plains TN

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Here in the shadow of the Unicoi Mountains, the Coker Creek community suffered the effects of the Civil War. The conflict closed the lucrative gold mines here and brought devastation and terror to the inhabitants.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesKimbrough's Crossroads-Confederate Surprise - Talbot TN

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Two days after Union Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis’s cavalry divisions occupied Dandridge on January 14, 1864, he ordered his division commanders to reconnoiter and secure the countryside at Long Creek on Chucky Road and here at Kimbrough’s Crossroads.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Great Craighead Cave-Mining a Strategic Material - Sweetwater TN

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Saltpeter, or niter, is a key ingredient of gunpowder found in many limestone caves in East Tennessee. In June 1861, Randolph Ross, Jr., and J. Marshall McCue contracted with the Confederate Ordnance Bureau to produce niter here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSuffering and Survival - Kingsport, TN

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Union and Confederate forces in Sullivan County battled to control the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad and Holston River, strategically vital transportation routes for moving soldiers and supplies.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Greeneville Convention - Greene County, TN

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During the Civil War, political divisions deeply scared the residents of East Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarter County in the Civil War - Roan Mountain, TN

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Carter County, especially the area around Roan Mountain, suffered from the effects of occupation during the war. Residents were divided in their support of the Union and the Confederacy, and raids were commonplace.

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location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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