Tag Archives: Civil War

White House of the Confederacy

Part of Richmond's American Civil War Museum complex, the White House of the Confederacy is the preserved landmark that once served as President Jefferson Davis' home and headquarters. Combined with a state of the art museum, the White House of the Confederacy is one of the top attractions in Richmond. The museum was formed just…
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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Preserving the historic destination where the Civil War officially ended in 1865, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is the ultimate end destination¬†on any Civil War themed trip. The park contains more than just the site of surrender, including the historic village, battlefield, Appomattox Courthouse, museum, Clover Hill Tavern, and more. Much of the village…
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Shiloh National Military Park

The Battle of Shiloh is remembered as one of the first of the Western Theater, spanning two days in April 1862. It was here that the Confederate forces endeavored to launch a surprise attack on General Grant's Union army in the forests and hills of southern Tennessee. Bolstered by reinforcements, Grant overcame the attack and…
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Educational Trips: Civil War

In school, students begin learning about the Civil War as young as the third grade. As emotional and significant as the War Between the States was, it can sometimes be difficult to convey to young students the poignant and often gruesome events and issues of the time. This is where field trips come in. They…
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Civil War: Sites of Significance

The American Civil War was, arguably, the most important war our nation has ever fought. While the Revolutionary War fought for independence as an autonomous nation, the Civil War undertook the struggle for civil liberties, for personal freedoms, equality, and justice. In the end, the Revolutionary War laid the groundwork for our nation and the…
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