Civil War Sites, Memorials, Museums and Library Collections

A State-by-State Guidebook to Places Open to the Public


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About the Book

Although the exact number will never be known, it is estimated that there were over 10,000 military engagements during the Civil War. Most have long since been forgotten, but the places where a number of them were fought have been maintained as historic sites. Others have been memorialized by statues or markers, as have many Civil War leaders and soldiers.
Arranged by state, this reference work provides capsule descriptions and information on Civil War sites and collections throughout the United States, including battlefields, memorial markers and statues, museums, cemeteries and other landmarks. In addition to the description, the address and telephone number for each are given, along with admission fees (if any) and policies, hours open and other pertinent information. For each state, there is a brief profile of its role during the Civil War and a timeline of significant battles or other events that took place there.

About the Author(s)

Veteran reference writer Doug Gelbert is a lecturer in Montchanin, Delaware.

Bibliographic Details

Doug Gelbert
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2005 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2259-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0817-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

The Sites, Memorials and Collections (state by state)      3

Appendix: Gravesites      193

Index      195

Book Reviews & Awards

“exhaustive”—The Civil War Courier; “valuable”—The Civil War News; “readable and easy-to-use…valuable”—Military Heritage; “civil war buffs will warmly welcome”—Reference Reviews; “the guidebook will be useful not only to persons planning visits to Civil War sites but also to individuals researching a state’s role and participation in the war”—ARBA; “provides information on a wide variety of interesting sites…suitable for the Civil War reference and circulating collections of all public and academic libraries”—Reference & User Services Quarterly; “an invaluable guidebook…an ideal supplement to any personal, academic, or public library Civil War reference book”—Midwest Book Review.