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The Piney River Technical Building is one of the few remaining structures that reveal the rich history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Shenandoah National Park. Camp NP-12, also known as Camp Red Bird, was established on July 4, 1935. …
Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930's, this area
was the site of CCC Camp
NP-12, Company 1393, known
as the "Redbird Camp."
From here you can see a rare Skyline Drive view, a look southwestward down the length of the Blue Ridge. Many of Shenandoah National Park's highest peaks are visible here, including Stony Man, the northernmost Blue Ridge peak to rise above 4,000 f…
In July and August, 1862, the Union Army of Virginia 2nd Corps under Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks
camped in and around Little Washington. Col.
Charles E.F. Collis Zouaves, noted for their
French-style red and blue uniforms, served as
After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern
Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into
From here, looking east from the Blue Ridge crest, you see the Piedmont, a broad plain dotted with few low hills. Noting similarities to their European homeland, early settlers named this land "piedmonte," Italian meaning "foot-of-the-mountains."
This building housed the medical office of Dr. William Amiss, whose brother Dr. Thomas Amiss practiced in Slate Mills and later in Page County. Together, the two men accomplished a medical achievement virtually unheard of during the Civil War.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River to Virginia and camped at Bunker Hill in the northern Shenandoah Valley after the September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam. Union Gen. George B. McClellan and the A…
In mid-August 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated the Army of Northern Virginia on the western bank of the Rappahannock River near Jeffersonton, about 10 miles east of here. Union Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia was located on the …
If you had been standing here at dawn on November 27, 1863, you would have seen Col. John S. Mosby and his partisan rangers herding a string of mules bearing dejected-looking Union prisoners. Among the captives was Pvt. Robert Knox Sneden, 40th Ne…