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Overview

Perfect for tour planning and on-the-ground use, this guide will prove indispensable on any expedition to explore Civil War history in America. Packed with color photographs, more than 600 historic battlefield and additional Civil War related sites, walking tours, 50 detailed maps, and the collective expertise of Civil War historians and dozens of park service experts, this handy, practical guide offers comprehensive information on the more than 384 sites recognized by the National Park Service as official battlefield locations, including the main Battlefield Sites from Manassas to Appomattox Court House. In addition, this guide steers travelers to scores of additional little-seen and off-the-beaten path sites near the main battlefields.


National Geographic The Civil War helps travelers experience the Civil War chronologically by location or campaign, experiencing the battles and skirmishes as the soldiers themselves would have encountered them: Follow Lee's march to Gettysburg or drive the Secession Trail through South Carolina. Walking tours provide visitors with detailed instructions, short histories, and a map so they can get out of the car and explore on foot. A history of individual parks is included, as well as books for further reading about specific figures or battles. A list of all of the Civil War battles in chronological order and a timeline of major events of the war puts the entire war in historical perspective. A complete list of all of the major campaigns as well as short biographies of key leaders and influential figures sheds light on the strategic maneuvers of the war. This travel guide is the perfect companion for any Civil War history exploration.

Details

  • Softcover
  • 512 pages; 400 color photographs
  • 5 1/4" x 8 7/16"
  • © 2016

Author Bio

Len Riedel is the founder and executive director of the Blue and Gray Education Society. Riedel is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He earned his Master of Arts degree from Old Dominion University. His emphasis was in Policy and Strategy with a thesis on General Magruder and the defense of the Virginia Peninsula. Major Riedel retired from the United States Air Force in 1994. He has played a key role in three previous books with National Geographic and has planned and conducted more than 300 different Civil War battlefield tours in 20 years. He speaks easily without notes on a range of topics.

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5.0

Great travel book for little know sites.

By Marco

from Montgomery, AL

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Comments about National Geographic The Civil War:

I have used this book to find out-of-the-way small sites that I want to visit and photograph. Recently was in Phenix City,AL and Columbus, GA and was surprised to find it was the location of the last Battle of the War Between the States. Couldn't find anything in this book or index on Phenix City, Columbus, GA or the Battle of Columbus.

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5.0

Outstanding piece of work

By DBack Lover

from Chandler, AZ

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Pros

  • Unbelievable Detail

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  • Small Print

Best Uses

  • History Buff
  • To Plan A Trip To Sites

Comments about National Geographic The Civil War:

I thought I was fairly knowledgeable about the Civil War. This book has details of dozens of battles and individuals I had never heard of. Tremendous listings of important buildings in or near the battlefields that played a role in the fight. Tons of maps and pictures that put you in the midst of these crucial times in our history. I am so impressed that I can hardly put it down. Hopefully National Geographic will print in hard copy in table top size. The small print is tough for these 64 year-old eyes. Great job to all involved.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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traveler civil war book

By Mike

from Chesapeake, Virginia

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good book. used it the first week I had it when I was visiting Richmond and had some time on my hands.

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