Civil War History As Told by Its Battlefield Monuments and Historical Markers
From 1861 to 1865 great armies fought each other in a terrible Civil War for competing visions of America. Gettysburg, Antietam, Winchester and Cedar Creek: the places where they clashed are written in blood in our nation's history. The armies are long gone, but they left behind sentinels that still guard their memory, messages carefully crafted by the survivors and carved in stone for future generations.
Stone Sentinels tours the battlefield monuments and historical markers that tell the story of America's Civil War. There are photographs of each monument or marker, many with detailed closeups. The inscriptions are provided as live text. Most monuments have links to Google Maps to help in finding them on the battlefield.
Over 1,200 monuments and historical markers from the largest battle of the war and one of the turning points of history.
The largest cavalry battle of the war marked the beginning of the Gettysburg campaign.
A beautiful region of mountains, farms and streams, during the Civil War the struggle for the Valley led to battles at Front Royal, Winchester, New Market, and Cedar Creek.
Antietam, or Sharpsburg
Over 300 monuments and markers commemorate those who struggled on the single bloodiest day of American history.
A handful of monuments honor the men who fought and died in three strategic gaps in Maryland's South Mountain in the little-known fighting that led to the battle of Antietam.
A battleground even before the start of the war, Harpers Ferry saw the largest surrender of U.S. troops until World War Ii at the hands of "Stonewall" Jackson.
The "battle that saved Washington" from Jubal Early's invasion of 1864 tours the monuments and markers from the small but strategically important battle outside Frederick, Maryland.
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