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American Civil War Parks and other sites[edit]

Battles of the American Civil War - Parks
  • 1 African American Civil War Memorial Shaw monument to African American Civil War sailors and soldiers that fought in the Civil War.
  • 2 Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville — Preserves Camp Sumter, a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.
  • 3 Antietam National Battlefield and Cemetery — Site of the Battle of Antietam Sharpsburg, a major Civil War battle and the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. Abraham Lincoln after which released the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebelling states free as a result of this battle.
  • 4 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox — Site of the surrender of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, thus ending the Civil War.
  • 5 Batteries F and Robinett and the Beauregard Line &mdash: Preserved 791 acres of the Corinth battlefield located near Corinth, Mississippi
  • 6 Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Baldwyn — Site of a major Civil War battle in which Confederate forces defeated a much larger Union force.
  • 7 Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Middletown and Strasburg — Preserves several historic sites in the Shenandoah Valley, including a Civil War battlefield and a plantation.
  • 8 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Chattanooga — Preserves several sites around Chattanooga that commemorate a major Civil War battle in the area that ended Confederate control of Tennessee.
  • 9 Civil War Defenses of Washington — The remnants of trenches, forts and batteries that form a circular ring of green space surrounding the capitol
  • 10 Dry Tortugas National Park — A set of islands at the end of the Florida Keys, home to Fort Jefferson, a Civil War-era fort that is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 11 Ford's Theatre Museum — Museum and place of Lincoln's assassination.
  • 12 Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Dover, Tennessee — Site of a major Civil War battle in which Union forces secured control of the area, the first major successes for the Union in the war. This battle established the rapidly rising star of Ulysses S. Grant. (Unconditional Surrender Grant)
  • 13 Fort Foote Park, Oxon Hill — Civil War site with two cannons.
  • 14 Fort Monroe National Monument, Hampton — A former military base that was a strategic site for forts from the first colonists in the area to the Civil War, when it served as a safe haven for freed slaves.
  • 15 Fort Pulaski National Monument, Tybee Island — A masonry fort that was the site of a crucial naval battle during the Civil War.
  • 16 Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott — A fort built in the 1840s and used during the Civil War.
  • 17 Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston — An island fort at the mouth of Charleston Harbor that is famous as the site of the opening battle of the Civil War.
  • 18 Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg — Preserves the site of four major battles in the Civil War.
  • 19 General Grant National Memorial, Upper West Side, New York City — Grant's Tomb, the final resting place of Civil War general and president Ulysses S. Grant.
  • 20 Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg — Site of arguably the largest and most important battle in the Civil War. Today you can tour the battlefields, the military cemetery, and the site where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous "Gettysburg Address." There is a marker - known as the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy" - where "Pickett's charge", a doomed infantry charge on a fortified Union position, ordered by Robert E. Lee and led by Pickett, ended and then retreated.
  • 21 Glorietta Pass Battlefield — located near Pecos, New Mexico, the Colorado Militia prevented the breakout of the Confederate Army forces onto the base of the Rocky Mountains.
  • 23 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry — Contains much of the historic town of Harpers Ferry, an important industrial center in the 19th century and site of John Brown's raid that helped trigger the Civil War.
  • 24 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Chalmette, Lafayette, visitor's center in French Quarter, New Orleans — Preserves a set of historic sites related to the Cajun culture of the area and a Civil War battlefield, as well as a natural preserve of forests and swamps.
  • 25 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw — Site of a major battle of General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War. A preserved battleground featuring several miles of Union and Confederate earthworks.
  • 26 John Brown Farm State Historic Site — Located in Lake Placid, New York; is the home and grave of abolitionist John Brown, hanged by the state of Virginia for a 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. This historic house has guided tours and re-enactments.
  • 27 Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas — Site of two major battles in the Civil War, including the war's first major battle and the site where Confederate general "Stonewall" Jackson earned his nickname.
  • 28 Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick — Site of a major Civil War battle that was one of the last fought in Union territory between General Jubal Early of the Confederacy and General Lew Wallace of the Union..
  • 29 Mansfield State Historic Site — in Mansfield, Louisiana, is a preserved battleground and site of one of the largest Civil War battles west of the Mississippi River.
  • 30 Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus — The only remaining western settlement established by African Americans during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War.
  • 31 Pamplin Park, National Museum of the Civil War Soldier — Located in Petersburg, Virginia commemorates the siege and fall of Petersburg which eventually led to the Lee's final surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
  • 32 Pea Ridge National Military Park, Pea Ridge, Arkansas — Site of a Civil War battle that helped the Union cement control over Missouri and northern Arkansas.
  • 33 Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg — Preserves sites from the Civil War siege of Petersburg.
  • 34 Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park — A park in Arkansas commemorating the Battle of Prairie Grove which secured Northwestern part of Arkansas for the Union.
  • 35 Richmond, Virginia — Capital city of the Confederacy, is home to Richmond National Battlefield, the White House of the Confederacy, the Museum of the Confederacy, and as well as other historic points of interest.
  • 36 Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond — A set of Civil War sites surrounding Richmond, including battlefields and former defensive fortifications.
  • 37 Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment MemorialBoston The 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the first black regiment recruited in the North. This memorial is dedicated to the brave men that led an attack against Fort Monroe in 1863. Bronze memorial created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was dedicated May 31, 1897.
  • 38 Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh — Site of an early major battle in the Civil War that was one of the bloodiest in the war.
  • 39 Stones River National Battlefield — A key battle of the American Civil War near Murfreesboro, Tennessee occurred on December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863, and resulting in an important Union victory
  • 40 Tupelo National Battlefield, Tupelo — Site of a Civil War battle where Confederate forces tried to cut Union supply lines.
  • 41 Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg — Site of a major Civil War battle that was the culmination of the Union's Vicksburg Campaign, which gave the Union control over the Mississippi River and considered one of the turning points of the war.
  • 42 Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Republic — Site of the first major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River.

  • Note: Sources are basically from converting Wikipedia Civil War tables, Wikidata id extraction and information found in Wikivoyage. This is experimental and to conform to WV use may have to be converted to markers or listings -- Matroc (talk) 01:09, 28 August 2018 (UTC)