Hallowed Ground: Fall 2016

Featured Online Articles

This issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine turns to Lost Battlefields, including Yellow Tavern and Atlanta, plus Revolutionary War New York. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Yellow Tavern Cover

Lost Battlefield: The Battlefield of Yellow Tavern, Virgina

Daniel T. Davis

With effort, lingering traces of the ultimate Confederate cavalier's last battle — Yellow Tavern — can still be found hidden in the Richmond suburbs of Virginia.Read the article »

New York Cover

Lost Battlefield: The Disastrous Battle for New York

Jason R. Wickersty

In 1776, hard fighting took place between the armies of General George Washington and General William Howe in New York, described by John Adams described as “a kind of key to the whole continent.” Today, few traces remain.Read the article »

Atlanta Feature

Lost Battlefields of Atlanta

Douglas Ullman, Jr.

This photo essay explores the sites of the battles of Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, and Ezra Church, three key battles of the Atlanta Campaign that have been entirely lost to development.Read the article »

Memorial Day

Origins of Memorial Day

Marshall S. Berdan

The American holiday now known as Memorial Day sprang from earnest actions by communities on both sides to honor the sacrifices of the more than 650,000 soldiers and sailors who died during the course of the four years of the Civil War.Read the article »

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