North Carolina – Civil War Story

From Atlantic coastal sites at Forts Fisher and Macon to Union cavalry operations in the western mountains, North Carolina offers a collection of Civil War sites as varied as its landscapes. Blockade running in Wilmington. Ironclads at Kinston and Plymouth. Sherman vs. Johnston battles in 1865. A surrender more than two weeks after Appomattox. “Lee’s … Read more

Civil War Trails Maps – Podcast Tour Maps

Request printed maps, using THIS FORM, which include Civil War Trails maps. Regional maps and more are available from Virginia regional resources. The maps listed below require Acrobat Reader (free from Adobe). They are large. To read them on your computer screen, you will need to use the magnification tool from within Acrobat Reader. To … Read more

Civil War Tennessee – Self-Guided Tour Maps

Download Tennessee Trails Map (revised October 2012) Tennessee Civil War Trails Map [pdf 715K] One look at a map should tell you how important Tennessee was during the Civil War. The state lay like a protective blanket over the Deep South. Any invasion of Georgia, Alabama or Mississippi certainly would have to come through Tennessee. … Read more

Baltimore: A House Divided & War on the Chesapeake Bay

baltimore riots civil war

The Baltimore area found itself on the front lines of the Civil War almost immediately after the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter. Union troops rushing to the defense of Washington, DC just days after Sumter had to pass through the area where loyalties were, at best, questionable. The tension erupted April 19, 1861, … Read more

Richmond and Area – Civil War Sites

Richmond was capital of the Confederate States of America from May 1861 until April 1865. Elements of the major battlefields are maintained by the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Although part of the city burned when it was evacuated in 1865, many sites associated with the Civil War in Richmond survive and are open to the … Read more

Southside Virginia & Lee’s Retreat – Wilson-Kautz Raid

Maps: Download PDF Official Virginia Civil War Trails map. Driving Tour Here are the sites associated with the June 1864 Wilson-Kautz Raid Trail. Each is interpreted with a Virginia Civil War Trails sign. Prince George Court House – U.S. Gens. Wilson & Kautz departed nearby for their 300-mile cavalry raid to destroy railroads in Southside Virginia. … Read more

The Battle of Cedar Creek – Multimedia Civil War Podcast

The Battle of Cedar Creek

Welcome to CivilWarTraveler.com’s multimedia resources. We’ve produced 26 podcasts so far; check out the latest one below; get complete details on the podcast page. Please also visit Richmond Walking Tours, which includes audio for downloading, plus descriptions and images of Richmond’s large number of significant Civil War sites all within walking distance of its Capital … Read more

Southside Virginia & Lee’s Retreat – Appomattox Campaign

Lee Surrenders Appomattox

Driving Tour Following successful Union attacks on his far-right flank at Five Forks on April 1, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee decided to abandon Petersburg and head west and south in an attempt to join Gen. Joseph Johnston’s army in North Carolina. Union commander Gen. U.S. Grant followed aggressively. Rapidly moving Federal forces blocked … Read more