Historical Marker Series

Battlefield Trails - Civil War

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Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander's hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and families at odds …
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On the night of October 20, 1861, a small Federal scouting party crossed the Potomac River from Maryland to determine whether recent troop movements indicated a Confederate withdrawal from Leesburg. Advancing inland from Ball's Bluff, the Federals moved pas…
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This 11-acre historic park, part of the Manassas Museum System, contains one of only two surviving Civil War fortifications in the City of Manassas. The earthwork was built by Confederate troops in the Spring of 1861 as part of the Manassas Junction defense…
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During the Civil War, Front Royal, a "cross-roads town" of fewer than 600 residents, was the economic center of Warren County. One soldier described the town as "...quite rural. The principal objects of interest are two small churches and the town pump. The…
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Around this site and a mile to the west occurred two major battles of the Civil War. First KernstownMarch 23, 1862 Stonewall Jackson attacked what appeared to be a withdrawing federal force led by federal Br. Gen. Shields. Desperate fighting along a ston…
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The cross road here roughgly divides the Confederate and Union lines in the battle of JUne 9, 1862. Jackson attacked Shields, coming southward to join Fremont, but was repulsed. Reinforced by Ewell, Jackson attacked again and drove Shields from the field. A…
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Civil War Defenses of Washington1861-1865 The partial reconstruction of Fort Stevens that you see today was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. No visible evidence of the original fort remains. Battle of Fort StevensJuly 11-12, 1864 On…
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(Left Side): The Third Battle of Winchester - September 19, 1864Bloodiest Battle of the Shenandoah Valley Gen. Jubal Early assuming that Gen. Phil Sheridan was yet another cautious Union commander, divided his roughly 14,000 troops on a wide front north …
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has been designated aNational Historic LandmarkThis site possesses national significancein commemorating the history of theUnited States of America1973National Parks ServiceUnited States Department of the Interior
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Spotsylvania Baptists built this church in 1844 and named it Salem, a Biblical word meaning peace. Two decades later, Salem Church was engulfed by war. Initially the church had just 29 members, but by 1859 the number had risen to 77, 20 of whom were black. …
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