Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.
Walk the bloodiest ground of the first significant land battle of the Civil War. Henry Hill is where the battle reached its apex, and the Union suffered its first serious repulse.
At Chinn Ridge, Union hopes for victory at the First Battle of Manassas in July 1861 were crushed. After being repulsed by Confederates there, the Union lines collapsed and the now scattered troops fled back to Washington in terror.
This is history at its best: To stand on the very ground where Thomas J. Jackson earned his world-famous sobriquet.
The Stone house is one of the most conspicuous landmarks visible on any Civil War battlefield throughout the country and has some soldier graffiti inside, too.
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The Civil War 150: An Essential To-Do List for the 150th Anniversary features top suggestions for the tours, museums, books, movies and other activities that every true Civil War aficionado should seek out during the four-year sesquicentennial commemoration.