Virginia Valley & Mountains – Civil War Trails

More Valley Sites Battle of Wytheville A series of five Civil War Trails interpretive signs describes the action on July 18, 1863, as a Federal raiding party marched to the Wytheville area intending to destroy the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad tracks and bridges. In addition, the force planned to destroy telegraph lines and the salt … Read more

Virginia – Big Battle at Manassas/Bull Run

From the first big battle at Manassas/Bull Run in 1861 to the surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox in 1865, Virginia stayed in the headlines throughout the Civil War. More than 2,000 “military events” were recorded in Virginia during the war, more than any other state. No part of the state escaped, with battles fought … Read more

North Carolina Civil War – Stoneman’s Raid

Compared to the big set-piece battles elsewhere, the events that unfolded in the western part of North Carolina might seem small. But some of the meanest, most interesting and most personal stories of the war are coming into focus through the Civil War Trails program here. Tales told in the novel Cold Mountain are brought … Read more

Virginia Civil War Trails

The Civil War Trails program has installed more than 1,000 interpretive markers at Civil War sites in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. Driving tours following major campaigns have been created, and a series of regional brochures is available. Jump to Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina for a complete listing … Read more

Civil War Podcasts

Walk with a noted historian as your personal audio guide on fields where decisive, dramatic battles took place. The battlefield podcasts are narrated by National Park Service historians and recorded on the battlefields. They feature introductions by John Fieseler and Marc Ramsey and the period music of Southern Horizon, Al Neale, Vaughn and Starbuck, and … Read more

The Battle of Cedar Creek – Multimedia Civil War Podcast

The Battle of Cedar Creek

Welcome to’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