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By Kevin W., November 10, 2007
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Ireland, Connacht (County Sligo), Ballymote — Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment& Brigadier General Michael Corcoran
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment & Brigadier General Michael Corcoran Unveiled by The Honourable Major Michael R. Bloomberg New York City 22 August 2006 John Perry T.D Chariman Ballymore Community . . . — Map (db m85947) WM
Ireland, Connacht (County Sligo), Ballymote — Irish of the American Civil War Monument
We sent you our starving and our evicted you gave them freedom and opportunity 1861-1865 You sounded the call of arms We answered with loyalty and courage We gave service, limb and life To the honour and lasting memory of Irish . . . — Map (db m85946) WM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — S.S. Lusitania
The Cunard Liner, torpedoed and sunk by U Boat U20 off the Cork Coast on 7th May, 1915, With the loss of 1198 lives. Many survivors and dead were brought ashore here. 170 of the victims were buried in the nearby Clonmel (Old Church) Cemetery. . . . — Map (db m85818) HM WM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Killumney — Bride Park CottageBirthplace of Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne




Confederate States of America

Born March 17, 1828 Killed Nov. 30, 1864


Erected by Cleburne's Brigade . . . — Map (db m85650) HM

United Kingdom, England, City of London — To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace
To The Immortal Memory Of SIR WILLIAM WALLACE Scottish Patriot Born at Elderslie Renfrewshire Circa 1270 A.D. Who From The Year 1296 Fought Dauntlessly In Defence Of His Country’s Liberty And Independence In The Face Of Fearful Odds . . . — Map (db m85736) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), City of Westminster — Trial of William WallaceWestminster Hall
Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall, took place the trial of Sir William Wallace the Scottish Patriot on Monday, 23rd August 1305 — Map (db m85742) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Branxton — Flodden1513
FLODDEN 1513 To The Brave Of Both Nations Erected 1910 — Map (db m85799) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Tyrone), Omagh — Camp Hill CottageThomas Mellon Birthplace
Thomas Mellon was born in this cottage on February 3rd, 1813. It was built by his father and uncle a few years earlier "chiefly by the labour of their own hands" and stood on a Twenty-three acre farm cut out of his grandfather's larger estate. . . . — Map (db m85967) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway), New Abbey — Sweetheart Abbey"The last Cistercian abbey established on Scottish soil"
Sweetheart was established by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in 1273, in memory of her husband John Balliol, father of King John of Scotland and founder of Balliol College, Oxford. Monks of the Cistercian Order came from nearby Dundrennan . . . — Map (db m91700) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfrieshire), Dumfries — Robert BurnsBurns' Mausoleum
Robert Burns 25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796 Robert Burns is widely regarded as Scotland's national poet. He was born of a farmer in Alloway, Ayrshire. He received little regular schooling and was educated mostly by his father and a . . . — Map (db m86667) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lochaber), Glencoe — Massacre of Glencoe MemorialClan MacDonald
This Cross is Reverently Erected in the Memory of McIan Chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe Who fell with his people in the Massacre of Glencoe of 13 Feb: 1692 By his direct descendant Ellen Burns MacDonald of Glencoe . . . — Map (db m85791) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — 603 (City of Edinburgh) SquadronRoyal Auxillary Air Force
1925----------1957 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Auxillary Air Force This Spitfire Is A Memorial To The Valour Of Those Members of the Squadron Who Gave Their Live In The Service Of Their Country "Never In The Field of . . . — Map (db m86606) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Wallace
Memorial to Wallace ________________ Erected by The Corporation of Edinburgh Under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th of May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85669) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Black Watch MonumentSouth African War
AM FREICEADAN DUBH To the Memory of Officers Non- Commissioned Officers & men of THE BLACK WATCH Who fell in the South African War 1899-1902 — Map (db m85856) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Linlithgow — Linlithgow PalaceWest Range
English The west range, the plainest of the four fronts of the palace, was completed about 1504 in the reign of James IV. The row of large rectangular windows at the first floor level represent a suite of royal rooms: from left to right, . . . — Map (db m86250) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — The Forth Rail Bridge
International History Civil Engineering Landmark THE FORTH BRIDGE Opened 4 March 1890 Engineers, Sir John Fowler & Sir Benjamin Baner Main Contractor Tancred Arrol Presented 27 August 1985 by Institution of Civil Engineers . . . — Map (db m85863) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Renfrewshire), Elderslie — The MemorialWilliam Wallace Birthplace
This granite monument was erected in 1912 through the efforts of the London Renfrewshire Society. The column is carved from a single piece of stone. The architects were John C T Murray and J Andrew Minty. The panels illustrating important events in . . . — Map (db m86407) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Renfrewshire), Elderslie — William Wallace Birthplace MemorialElderslie, Scotland
Welcome to the traditional site of William Wallace's birthplace. Wallace was a hero of Scotland's Wars of Independence against England during the 13th and 14th centuries. Recent archaeological work on this site proves that during the . . . — Map (db m85741) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Scottish Borders), Melrose — Royal ConnectionsMelrose Abbey
For centuries, Melrose Abbey was connected to the Scottish Crown. While it never gained the regal position of Iona or Dunfermline, its location close to England and association with kings has given it a special place in Scottish history. David . . . — Map (db m88486) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Alloway — Burns Cottage
Robert Burns, the Ayshire Poet, was born in this cottage on 25th Jan. A.D. 1759 and died 21st July A.D. 1796 age 37 1/2 years. — Map (db m88539) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Craigie — Barnweil TowerWilliam Wallace Tower
The tower, designed by the builder and Mason Robert Snodgrass, was erected in 1855 by one William Patrick of Roughwood. It was in tribute to William Wallace "Guardian of Scotland." It is one of series of Wallace monuments built throughout the . . . — Map (db m85831) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine Wall Rough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius AD 142-143. It ran for 37 miles from Bridgeness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and consisted of a ditch with a turf rampart behind it. The material from the ditch . . . — Map (db m86741) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Battle of Falkirk Muir
The Battle of Falkirk was fought around here 17th Jany 1746 — Map (db m88101) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Forth & Clyde Ship CanalInternational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Constructed: Grangemouth to Glasgow - 1768-77 Glasgow to Bowling 1785-90 Closed: 1963 - - - Re-opened: 2001 Engineers: J. Smeaton, R. Mackell, R. Whitworth This canal, which in addition to inland traffic, accommodated full-masted . . . — Map (db m88039) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Sir John de Graeme
Sir John de Graeme, William Wallace's right hand man, died during the Battle of Falkirk, when the English defeated Wallace in 1298. Victorian admirers honoured de Graeme's tomb with a wrought iron canopy and replica sword. 'They carried him . . . — Map (db m88042) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine WallAt Rough Castle — #2
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman army in the 140's AD on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. For 20 years or more, the Wall was the north west frontier of the Roman Empire. It ran for 40 miles (64 km) from modern Bo'ness on the Forth . . . — Map (db m86748) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Parish Church Graveyard
The graveyard was cleared in the 1960s leaving only a handful of memorials of historical significance. The grave of Sir John de Graeme who died at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298 fighting alongside William Wallace is surrounded by a decorative . . . — Map (db m88046) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Wallacestone — Wallacestone MemorialSir William Wallace
. . . — Map (db m85738) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Blakeley — Alabama
(front) In memory of the Alabama Confederate States of America Soldiers Sailors who served at Fort Blakeley Dedicated by Mobile Bay District United Daughters of the Confederacy 2010 (back) Chapters Bonnie . . . — Map (db m87295) WM
Alabama (Jackson County), Stevenson — Union Army Headquarters
Stevenson was a major supply station and staging ground for decisive campaigns and battles of the Civil War. This small house, called "The Little Brick," was alive with activity when General William S. Rosecrans relocated his command here on . . . — Map (db m87983) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Mooresville — Mooresville Brick Church/The Cumberland Presbyterian Church
(side 1) Mooresville Brick Church Completed by 1839 this Greek Revival Structure was probably under construction for several years. On November 18, 1838 Alabama's 2nd Governor, Thomas Bibb and his wife Pamela deeded this property to . . . — Map (db m85456) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Dauphin Island — Stop E — "Save Your Garrison."Bombardment of Fort Powell: — Stop E
The Confederates built Fort Powell on Tower Island, an oyster shell bank fifty feet north of Grant's Pass. The Pass provided an easy route from Mobile Bay to New Orleans through Mississippi Sound. C.S. Lieutenant Colonel James M. Williams, only . . . — Map (db m87239) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Coffeeville Memorial
This memorial marks the burial site of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Coffeeville December 5 1862 some known by name - others known but to God Pvt J C Barret • Pvt Henry Byers Co B 26 Miss Regt • Co C . . . — Map (db m86447) WM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Confederate RestThe Confederate Dead
In 1862, while Alabama was a State among the Confederate States of America suffering invasion by Union forces, the City of Mobile designed this Square 13 of Magnolia Cemetery as "Soldier's Rest" for Confederate Patriots who were casualties of the . . . — Map (db m87210) HM WM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — How Big was the Original Fort Condé?
Since colonial rulers were unable to attract large numbers of settlers to Mobile, the Port City’s population remained small and never grew above 500. Because the majority of Mobile’s population was military personnel, the city was built around the . . . — Map (db m87207) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — "Battle Flag of the Confederacy"
The Confederate Congress never issued any regulations specifying which type flag should be carried by regiments in the field. Early in the war, flags were made at home for presentation to individual companies. At first, national flags replaced . . . — Map (db m86056) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jefferson DavisJune 3, 1808- December 6, 1889 — Soldier Scholar Statesman
A graduate of West Point Military Academy, he served the United States as Colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, Mexican War; member of House of Representatives, Senator, and as Secretary of War. Inaugurated President of the provisional government, . . . — Map (db m36677) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — 008-30 — Barnsley’s
A unique, ante-bellum plantation, established by Godfrey Barnsley in the 1850’s. Maj. Gen. J. B. McPherson’s H’dq’rs. [US], May 18, 1864. K. Garrard’s cav. [US], via Hermitage, arrived at noon. A detachment (Minty’s brigade) sent S. . . . — Map (db m40812) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — 4th Minnesota Regimental Headquarters
On this site stood a wood frame "dog-trot" style house that served as the regimental headquarters for the 4th Minnesota Regiment, the permanent Federal garrison at Allatoona under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Tourtellotte. Here . . . — Map (db m87376) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — Confederate Withdrawal
"A shout of triumph rolled over those fields … Men grasped hands and shouted … and embraced each other. The wounded joined in the delirium of rejoicing. The dying looked to the Flag, still proudly floating above these hills…" History of . . . — Map (db m87386) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — Grave of the Unknown Hero
Local families once recalled that a few days after the battle, a wooden box addressed "Allatoona, Georgia" arrived at the station with no information as to its origin. Six local women found a deceased Confederate soldier in the box and buried . . . — Map (db m87382) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — The Allatoona Mountain Range
The Allatoona Mountain range is the southernmost spur of the Appalachian Mountains. Years before the war, Lieutenant William T. Sherman spent time surveying this area for the U.S. Army; therefore, he understood the formidable military defense . . . — Map (db m87374) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — The Battle of Allatoona Pass
Allatoona Pass is the site of a significant and bloody Civil War battle that took place after the fall of Atlanta in September 1864. With no city to defend, the Confederate Army retreated from Atlanta and began a new tactic of attacking Federal . . . — Map (db m87341) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — The Eastern Redoubt
The eastern redoubt was constructed with six-foot tall earth parapets and a six-foot deep ditch surrounding the fort on all sides. Gun embrasures allowed cannon to be fired at the enemy from this defensive position. Under the command of . . . — Map (db m87377) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — Affair at Cassville
1. On May 19, 1864, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston tricked Union General William T. Sherman into dividing his forces at Adairsville and sending the XXIII corps under John M. Schofield across the Gravelly Plateau to Cassville. 2. Johnston . . . — Map (db m13484) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — 008-40 — Unknown Confederate Dead
Here sleep, known but to God, 250 Confederate and two Federal soldiers, most of whom died of wounds, disease and sickness in the Confederate hospitals located here - 1862-1864. These men were wounded in the battles of Perryville, Chickamauga, . . . — Map (db m13980) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — Stone Church(Chickamauga Presbyterian Church)
This building, commonly called "The Old Stone Church" began construction in the summer of 1850. Its members met in an old log cabin located one-quarter mile south of the present structure from 1837 to 1845. A site was selected one mile south in 1845 . . . — Map (db m12150) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Tybee Island — Quest for Freedom
"Without going into a detailed history of my life, which would be too long, it will suffice to say to you in the language of an old soldier and of a citizen, that, in coming to America, my sole object has been to devote myself entirely to her . . . — Map (db m89126) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — Climax at Cheatham Hill
Confederate defenders here defeated the main Union assault. On June 27, 1864, more than 8,000 Union infantrymen attacked an equal number of well-entrenched Confederates along this low-lying hill. One Tennessee veteran compared the . . . — Map (db m87390) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — General Leonidas Polk MemorialDeath Site Monument on Pine Mountain
South 1861. 1865. In Memory Of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk Who fell on this spot June 14, 1864. Folding his arms across his breast, He stood gazing on the scenes below, Turning himself around as if To take a farewell view. Thus standing a cannon . . . — Map (db m30827) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — Illinois Monument
(front) Illinois Dedicated June 27, 1914 (rear) “Erected To the memory of the Illinois Soldiers who died on the battlefield of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27th, 1864. On this field the men of Col. . . . — Map (db m87420) HM WM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw (Big Shanty) — 033-44 — Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty
During the march of Lt. Gen. Hood's army N. from Palmetto, Stewart's A. C., & Armstrong's cav. [CS] were sent from Lost Mtn., Oct. 3, 1864 to destroy the State R. R. at Big Shanty. Featherston's brigade, Loring's div., [CS] captured the Federal . . . — Map (db m5217) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Wisconsin Soldiers Memorial
(front) Wisconsin Dedicated to the memory of Wisconsin Soldiers who gave their lives in defense of the Union in 1861 - 1865 Four hundred and five belonging to the following regiments are buried here 1st . . . — Map (db m87442) WM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Second Shoupade
Again, you are standing behind a Shoupade. This fort faced slightly west of north. It was one of five Shoupades along Fort Drive, which derived its name from the existence of these forts. For over five decades (1950s to early 2000s), this . . . — Map (db m86997) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Shoupade Park
Within this park is the remnant of a unique fortification known as Johnston's River Line. In mid June 1864, the Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Joseph E. Johnston was fighting in central Cobb County and about to withdraw to the . . . — Map (db m86946) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — This Line of Breastworks
This line of breastworks is a remnant of the city fortifications occupied by Confederate forces during the Siege of Atlanta July 22, - August 25, 1864. The line, which completely encircled the city, aggregated 12 miles of rifle pits and forts . . . — Map (db m10238) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — John Brown Gordon
John Brown Gordon, son of the Rev. Zachariah Herndon Gordon and Mrs. Malinda Cox Gordon, was born in Upson County Feb. 6, 1832. He attended a rural school in Walker County, Pleasant Green Academy in Lafayette, and the University of Georgia. He . . . — Map (db m86837) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Confederate Attack, Cont.The Battle of Peachtree Creek — Tablet #6
On the right, Harrison placed two regiments across Tanyard Branch, to connect with Candy´s left, and three on the slight rise east of it. Scott´s brigade advanced across the thickly wooded hills between Northside and Whitehall drives, routing the . . . — Map (db m87192) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Evacuation of Atlanta
On July 30, 1864, General Hood, retaining Stewart´s corps in Atlanta, sent Hardee and Lee to Jonesboro to dispossess the enemy whose seizure of the railway at this point was ominous of the approaching end, since it threatened communication on the . . . — Map (db m87454) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of CommandThe Battle of Peachtree Creek — Tablet #4
The Federal Advance, Cont. It finally reached the golf course area and deployed with Wood´s brigade on the left, Coburn´s in the center and Harrison´s on the right. Earlier, Newton´s division of Howard´s corps had crossed the creek and . . . — Map (db m87190) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces EngagedThe Battle of Peachtree Creek — Tablet #2
The Federal Forces Engaged (Sherman’s right wing) The Army of the Cumberland Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas Fourth Corps* 2nd Division Brig. Gen. John Newton (Kimball’s, Blake’s and Bradley’s brigades) Fourteenth Corps** 1st Division . . . — Map (db m87188) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Seige of Atlanta
Following these sanguinary Battle of July 22, 1864, enemy entrenched himself to the east and south of Atlanta. Then began the long and fearful seige which, lasting for six weeks, was veritably a reign of terror. From batteries planted upon the . . . — Map (db m87456) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-7 — Battle of ResacaMay 14, 1864
The Battle of Resaca was one of the few places where the entire armies of Sherman and Johnston faced each other in the Atlanta Campaign. Judah´s (2nd) Div., 23rd Army Corps & part of the 14th Corps [US] moved from the high bluff west of Camp Creek ¾ . . . — Map (db m13914) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — James Longstreet
In the military service of the United States 1838 to 1861, Brigadier General Confederate States Army June 1861, Promoted Major General May 1862, Promoted Lieutenant General September 1862, Commanding First Corps Army of Northern Virginia to April 9, . . . — Map (db m87467) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Earthwork Defenses
Half the cannon faced outward to defend against Union cavalry raids—spinoffs from Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. The other half were loaded with canister and trained on the prison grounds. When the prison was operating, deep ditches . . . — Map (db m89222) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Pigeon-Roosts
Sentry boxes or "pigeon-roosts" were mounted every 100 feet along the top of the stockade. The guards there had orders to shoot any prisoner who crossed the deadline. Otherwise they had little control over conditions inside. Perched above . . . — Map (db m89247) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 10-24 — The Federal Attack on Hood’s Corps
May 25, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.W. Geary’s (2d) div. 20th A.C. [US], deployed in dense woods, N.W., advanced toward this ridge at New Hope Ch. -- (5 p.m.) - supported on his right by Williams’ (1st) & on his left by Butterfield's (3d) divs. - the corps . . . — Map (db m20800) HM
Georgia (Walker County), Chickamauga — Skirmish at McLemore’s CoveThe Confederate Plan an Attack, September 9 – 10, 1863
McLemore Cove is a sheltered valley located between the long finger of Lookout Mountain and the thumb-like spur of Pigeon Mountain. On September 9, the advance elements of the Federal 14th Corps, under the command of Major General James S. . . . — Map (db m88680) HM
Georgia (Walker County), Fort Oglethorpe — Agony of the Wounded
The Snodgrass Cabin served as a field hospital. In 1863 George Snodgrass and his family of nine lived in a log house here. On the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga, Union forces made a desperate stand in the woods and . . . — Map (db m61845) HM
Georgia (Walker County), Rock Spring — Peavine ChurchChickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail
The majority of the people who came into the area to establish Walker County were deeply religious. Soon after establishing their farms, the residents of most areas usually built a church that also served as a community and social center for the . . . — Map (db m13238) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — Crow Valley"...too strong to be carried without great slaughter." — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail
The opening actions of the Atlanta Campaign occurred around Dalton during early May 1864. Union Major General William T. Sherman's strategy, as two of his three armies approached from the north and northwest, involved a series of demonstrations by . . . — Map (db m85914) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — Fort Hill" situation was a desperate one..." — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail
The Confederate "Army of Tennessee" that defended Dalton from November 1863 to May 1864 briefly returned here the following October. It was much depleted in both size and spirit. Their unsuccessful defense of Atlanta ended with its fall on September . . . — Map (db m86563) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — 155-15 — The Flooded GapMay, 1864
The Confederate defenders of Dalton impounded the waters of Mill Creek by a dam, in the gap, as a measure of defense when Federal forces under Sherman assailed this opening in Rocky Face Ridge. This temporary lake, together with fortifications in . . . — Map (db m10787) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Mill Creek — 155-29C — "Callaway Place" - 1814.
Jesse Callaway, soldier of 1812, son of Joseph Callaway, soldier of '76, lived in this house from 1852 to 1867. The house, built with bricks made on the place, remained in the family until after 1900. It is said to have been built about 1814. . . . — Map (db m10795) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Mill Creek — 155-9 — Babb's Settlement
Ante-bellum domain of Joel Babb (1809~1882) - on Mill Cr., foot of Rocky Face at Dug Gap. May 8, 1864. 1 A. M.: Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge’s 9th Ky., Grigsby’s brigade, Wheeler’s cav., descended from Dug Gap & patrolled the roads N. & W. to ascertain . . . — Map (db m10912) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Mill Creek — 155-8 — Geary's Division to Dug Gap
May 8, 1864, Brig. Gen. J.W. Geary, with Buschbeck’s & Candy’s brigades 2d div., A.C., marched on this road from Near Gordon’s Springs. Turning E. here (near Whitfield – Walker County line ), Geary’s troops moved to Dug Gap in Rocky Face . . . — Map (db m10940) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Rocky Face — 155-14 — Confederate Defense of Mill Creek Gap
Feb. 25, 1864. Stewart’s and Breckinridge’s divs. in the gap, repulsed the attacks of the Federal 14th A.C., from the N.W., while Hindman's A.C. drove back Cruft's and Bard’s divs. in Crow Valley E. of Rocky Face Ridge and N. of the R.R. May 8-9. . . . — Map (db m19265) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Rocky Face — 155-16 — George Disney's Grave
High up on Rocky Face, S. of gap, is the lone grave of English-born George Disney, Co. K., 4th Ky. Inft., Lewis' “Orphan Brigade”, Bate’s div., Hindman’s Corps (CS). The 4th Ky. was deployed to form a living telegraph line from base . . . — Map (db m11075) HM
Kentucky (Bell County), Middlesboro — Defense of the Gap
During the Civil War this earthwork - called Fort Rains by the Confederates and Fort McCook by the Federals - was one of many fortifications ringing Cumberland Gap. These defenses were considered too formidable to be taken by direct assault, which . . . — Map (db m35733) HM
Kentucky (Bell County), Middlesboro — Dirt-and-Log FortsCumberland Gap National Historical Park
Where you see a picnic ground today, imagine a seven-sided structure made of earth and wooden walls, approximately 40 feet by 70 feet. The outer walls of this Civil War fort were approximately five feet high with an earth-covered powder magazine . . . — Map (db m88656) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — 80th IndianaPerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
The inexperienced 80th Indiana Infantry Regiment was part of Union Colonel George Webster’s brigade. This unit included the 50th, 98th, and 121st Ohio infantry regiments and the 19th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery, commanded by Captain Samuel . . . — Map (db m88692) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — Baptism of FirePerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
The 500 soldiers of the 42nd Indiana were suffering from an intense thirst. Their canteens dry from a recent drought, the commanders allowed these troops to find pools of water in Doctor's Creek, located just in front of you. The men stacked . . . — Map (db m88475) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky
The Confederate Army’s advance into Kentucky in 1862 was initiated to relieve Tennessee of Union control, to align the help of dissatisfied Kentuckians and to gain access to the rich supplies Kentucky offered. General Kirby Smith entered . . . — Map (db m46404) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — 965 — Crawford Springs
As Confederate and Union armies converged over to the west the day and night before great Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, there was constant fighting for water. Almost unprecedented drought had made water so scarce that troops contended for . . . — Map (db m68319) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — Defense of Parsons’ RidgePerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
As Maney’s Confederates reached the top of this hill they watched the fleeing Union soldiers retreat into the valley in front of you. The Southerners had lost hundreds of men killed and wounded during the fight to take this ridge, and their hearts . . . — Map (db m46471) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — First Settlement of PerryvillePerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
The area around this cave was the site of Perryville’s original settlement, Harbison’s Station. Named for its founder, James Harbison, the station was settled in the 1770s. Harbison and the group of Virginians traveling with him chose this location . . . — Map (db m46419) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — 23 — Harris' BatteryPerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
Before the entire Union First Corps (numbering nearly 15,000 men) arrived on the field, this location marked the extreme left, or northern end, of the Union battle line. Six cannon commanded by Union Captain Samuel J. Harris were placed at this . . . — Map (db m88690) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — SanctuaryPerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
As fighting raged, Union soldiers in Brigadier General William Terrill’s brigade were driven from the ridge and the split rail fence in front of you. Most of these troops had never been in combat. This inexperience sometimes led men and officers to . . . — Map (db m46484) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — The Dye HousePerryville — The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862
In 1860, a forty-three year-old farmer named John Dye lived here with his wife, Elizabeth, their four children, and six slaves. The 120-acre farm produced hay, corn, and wheat, and the family also had a few cows, horses, and mules. Two years . . . — Map (db m128919) HM
Kentucky (Laurel County), North Corbin — Birthplace of Kentucky Fried ChickenKentucky's Most Famous Citizen
Birth of a Legend Kentucky's Most Famous Citizen Colonel Harland Sanders began the part of his life that brought him fame in a small gasoline service station on the opposite side of this highway. Born on September 9, 1890, near Henryville, . . . — Map (db m24612) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Berea — Encampment at Bobtown / Engagment at Bobtown / Advance to Kingston
(1) Encampment at Bobtown August 29, 1862 Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne's division, vanguard of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's infantry, left Barbourville on August 23, 1862, the same day that Confederate Col. John Scott defeated Col. Leonidas . . . — Map (db m86059) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Berea — 1300 — Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle
(side 1) Richmond-Prelude Confederates in Tennessee under Gen. E. Kirby Smith planned an invasion of the Blue Grass area. Finding Cumberland Gap protected, they entered through Rogers' Gap, heading to Lexington. US Gen. Wm. Nelson . . . — Map (db m86052) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Battle of RichmondPhase One - Kingston
"The rebels had succeeded in out flanking us, and we were now under a terrible cross-fire from three sides...while their batteries still played upon us with their deadly meteors." Lt. Col. James R. S. Cox, 16th Indiana In the early morning . . . — Map (db m31621) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — General Mahlon Manson
Crawfordsville, Indiana Mahlon Dickerson Manson spent his first years near Piqua, Ohio, where he was born in 1820. When Mahlon was twelve his family moved to Indiana. After studying pharmacy Manson opened a drug store in Crawfordsville. He left . . . — Map (db m86286) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Manson's Mistake
The standard tactic employed in a Civil War battle was to turn your opponent's flank, that is, to bring your line of infantry into position perpendicular to the enemy's, giving the flanking soldiers an advantage in firepower. Gen. Mahlon Manson, . . . — Map (db m86267) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Mt. Zion Church - Field Hospital
THE SANCTUARY BECAME A SURGERY On the day of the battle, August 30, 1862, the temperature hovered near 100 degrees. As the battle raged, ambulances drawn by sweating horses raced into the churchyard, bringing more and . . . — Map (db m31470) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Pioneer Monument
In Memory of the Pioneers who with energy born of conviction, wrested wealth from the earth and gave an empire to untold generations to come. This memorial is dedicated by one of Kentucky's sons 1775-1906

Pioneer Monument Erected 1906, . . . — Map (db m86284) HM

Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Saving the Richmond Battlefield
I. Commemoration The Battle of Richmond ended on August 30, 1862. Over the years, monuments and historic markers were erected to commemorate the battle and the battlefield was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1993, . . . — Map (db m86274) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — Sharpshooters Check The Union Right
In the early morning hours of August 30, 1862, a handful of Confederate cavalry approached the Union line near Mt. Zion Church, where they were met by a burst of fire from Federal artillery. The Union salvo was answered in kind. An artillery duel . . . — Map (db m86260) HM
Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — The Battle of Richmond
August 23, 1862 BIG HILL Confederate Col. John Scott's cavalry defeats cavalry commanded by Col. Leonidas Metcalfe near the Cox house on Big Hill. The Confederate victory opens the road to Richmond. August 29, 1862 . . . — Map (db m86279) HM
Kentucky (Pulaski County), Nancy — "The Zollie Tree"
Forgotten Men In the years after the Battle of Mill Springs, the white oak tree that General Felix Zollicoffer's body had been placed under became known as the Zollie Tree. While the tree became a local gathering spot, no effort was made . . . — Map (db m70008) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Bolivar — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . — Map (db m1520) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Bolivar — Maryland Campaign of 1862 / The Lost Orders
(Left Side) On September 4, 1862, General Robert E. Lee, hoping to shorten the war by winning a decisive victory on Northern soil, crossed the Potomac River into Maryland. Lee planned to draw the Army of the Potomac through South Mountain into . . . — Map (db m2040) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . — Map (db m1958) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — Battle for Crampton’s Gap“Sealed With Their Lives” — Antietam Campaign 1862
The Battle of South Mountain struck Crampton’s Gap late in the afternoon of September 14, 1862, when Union Gen. William B. Franklin finally ordered an attack against Confederate Gen. Lafayette McLaws’s force here. As the Confederate defensive line . . . — Map (db m1909) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — C.P. 1 — Crampton’s Pass Tablet C.P. 1
Between September 4th and 7th, 1862, the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, Commanding, crossed the Potomac near Leesburg, and occupied Frederick, Maryland. On the 10th a movement was made to surround and capture the Union forces at . . . — Map (db m2020) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — McCausland’s Attack
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. July 9, 1864 Brig. Gen. John McCausland's cavalry brigade forded the river, dismounted, and advanced up the slope toward the Worthington house. Thinking they would be facing inexperienced militiamen, the Confederates formed a . . . — Map (db m3282) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Lost OrderShrouded in a Cloak of Mystery — Antietam Campaign 1862
After crossing the Potomac River early in September 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee reorganized the Army of Northern Virginia into three separate wings. On September 9, he promulgated his campaign strategy - to divide his army, send Gen. Thomas . . . — Map (db m18381) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — MiddletownUnion Left Flank — Gettysburg Campaign
Late in June 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it invaded the North for the second time. The Federal left flank under Gen. John F. Reynolds occupied the Middletown Valley, June 25–27, . . . — Map (db m418) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Gapland — Confederate Retreat
Driven from Crampton’s Gap on Sept. 14, 1862, by Gen. Franklin’s Sixth Corps, elements of McLaws’ Confederates formed across Pleasant Valley to bar Union advance on Maryland Heights and Harper’s Ferry. Later these Confederates joined Lee about . . . — Map (db m2065) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 2nd Maryland Infantry
Maryland 2nd Md Infantry At 9:30 a.m. advanced on the stone bridge, defended by Toombs' Brigade and two batt- eries on high ground beyond. Charged to within 100 yards of the bridge when, checked by the severity of the enemy's fire it took . . . — Map (db m6463) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
The Thirty-fifth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers Crossed this bridge with Ferrero's Brigade, Ninth Army Corps at noon, Sept. 17, 1862, and moved to the right up the hill where, at the lane, two hundred and fourteen of their . . . — Map (db m6455) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Bridge of Destiny
"I do not know the name of the creek, but I have named it the creek of death. Such a slaughter I hope never to witness again." Pvt. George Lewis Bronson, 11th Connecticut Infantry A Divided Nation - A Divided Family Union Col. . . . — Map (db m20753) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Repulsed Again and Again
Gen. David R. Jones, Longstreet's Command (1) Throughout the early hours of the battle, Confederate Gen. Lee moved soldiers from this part of his line north toward the Cornfield and the West Woods. This shift resulted in one division, numbering . . . — Map (db m20755) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — "A beehive of activity..."A look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Tents, army wagons and soldiers crowd the area around the railway depot and Tishomingo Hotel in this view. Over the course of the war it is estimated that about 300,000 troops served in Corinth or passed through this railroad junction. Civilians, . . . — Map (db m51752) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth Panorama -- 1862
This view of Corinth appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 21, 1862, not long after the Union army captured the town. Despite some inaccuracies, it depicts a scene familiar to many thousands of troops from both armies. The . . . — Map (db m51758) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Grant’s Headquarters
Site of hq. of Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant in June, 1862. In mid-July Grant removed to plantation home of F. E. Whitfield, Sr., about 1 mi. S. of Corinth. — Map (db m21157) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Oak HomeA look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Judge W.H. Kilpatrick of Corinth had Oak Home built in 1857 by Tom Chesney, a local house designer and builder. Mr. M.S. Miller, a civil engineer working in Corinth shortly before the war, made this sketch in 1860, the only known Civil War vintage . . . — Map (db m66700) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Curlee HouseA look at Civil War Corinth - — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
One of Corinth's founders, surveyor Hamilton Mask, built this Greek Revival home in 1857, pictured above as it appeared about 1862. It became known as the "Verandah House" because of its porches and served as headquarters for both Union and . . . — Map (db m88943) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Old Tishomingo HotelA look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Here, at the hub of activity in 1862, stood the Tishomingo Hotel. The railway station (hidden by the train) is at the crossing of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston railroads. The Tishomingo was popular as an unofficial railway station and . . . — Map (db m51753) HM
Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Champion House Site
In 1853, the land now known as Champion Hill was given to Sid and Matilda Champion as a wedding present from her father, Eli Montgomery. They erected a two-story white frame house on the Old Jackson Road overlooking the railroad near Midway . . . — Map (db m86780) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Baldwyn — Bethany A.R.P. Church
Organized in 1852 by the Alabama Presbytery, Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church had a charter membership of twenty-five including four slaves. The church was used as a hospital in 1864 following the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads. The . . . — Map (db m60738) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Baldwyn — Morton's Battery
(front) Dedicated to Morton's Battery Forrest's Artillery and John W. Morton, Jr. Gen. N.B. Forrest's Chief of Artillery and the Confederacy's youngest artillery captain Morton's Battery fought here during the . . . — Map (db m89046) HM WM
Mississippi (Lee County), Baldwyn — Tishomingo Creek Bridge
The Federal retreat at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads was funneled onto a small bridge across Tishomingo Creek. The structure was too narrow for Sturgis' Expeditionary Force, and the span quickly became a bottleneck as horses, wagons, cannon, and . . . — Map (db m61927) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Tupelo — MS-54 — Birthplace of Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in this house built by his father. Presley's career as a singer and entertainer redefined American popular music. He died on Aug. 16, 1977, at Memphis, Tennessee. — Map (db m4477) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Baldwyn — C-1 — Brice's Cross RoadsConfederate Victory — Pursuit of the Union
Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry had routed Brigadier General Benjamin Grierson's Federal cavalry one-half mile east of the Cross Roads and the Federal infantry that was thrown into battle line one-quarter mile east of the Cross Roads. . . . — Map (db m72267) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Baldwyn — Terrain and Landscape
Even as late as 1864, northeast Mississippi was sparsely populated. Just thirty years earlier the whole area had belonged to the Chickasaw Nation, and many of the local white landowners had moved here after 1845. The Bethany Associate Reformed . . . — Map (db m72152) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John Adams
Brig. General C.S. Army Commanding First Brigade Loring's Division Johnston's Army Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1841 2nd Lt. U.S. Army Dec. 6, 1846 First Lieutenant Oct. 9, 1846 Captain November 30, 1856 Resigned May 31, . . . — Map (db m88190) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — John C Pemberton
Lt. General C.S. Army Commanding Department of Miss. and East Lousiana Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1833 2nd Lt. 4th Art. July First 1837 First Lt. Mar. Nineteenth 1842 Captain September Sixteenth 1850 Resigned April . . . — Map (db m88185) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Lloyd Tilghman Memorial
Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman C.S.A. Commanding First Brigade of Loring's Division Killed May 16 1863 Near the close of the Battle of Champions Hill Miss — Map (db m88181) HM WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Randal W. MacGavock
Col. 10th Tenn. Infty Killed in Battle May 12, 1863 — Map (db m88188) HM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Ulysses S. Grant
(front) Major General Ulysses S Grant Illinois (right) Ulysses S. Grant Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols, May 17 1861 Maj. General of Vols, Feb. 16 1862 Maj. Gen. U.S. Army July 4 1863 Lieutenant General March 2, 1864 General . . . — Map (db m89280) WM
Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg National Military Park — Vicksburg Navy Memorial
(front statue) David Dixon Porter Commanded the Mississippi Squadron from October 1862 to September 1864 as Acting Rear Admiral U.S. Navy. Engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries leading up to and during the . . . — Map (db m89099) HM WM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lowesville — Cottage Home"We marched down to the parlour..."
Near here stood Cottage Home, the farmhouse of the Rev. Robert Hall Morrison, a Presbyterian minister and one of the founders of Davidson College. He and his wife, Mary Graham, had ten children; three of their daughters married men who later become . . . — Map (db m70034) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — John Burns
"My thanks are specially due to a citizen of Gettysburg named John Burns who although over seventy years of age shouldered his musket and offered his services to Colonel Wister One Hundred and Fiftieth Pennsylvania Volunteers. Colonel Wister advised . . . — Map (db m12424) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Lee's Shattered ArmyJuly 3, 1863 - Third Day
"We gained nothing but glory, and lost our bravest men." Lieut. John T. James, C.S.A. 11th Virginia Infantry, Pickett's Division As the Confederates streamed back across the fields from their failed assault, Gen. Robert E. Lee rode out to meet . . . — Map (db m11911) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The Eye of General WarrenJuly 2, 1863 - Second Day
"I saw that this [Little Round Top] was the key to the whole position..." Brig. Gen. G.K. Warren, U.S.A. Chief of Engineers, Army of the Potomac About 3:30 p.m. on July 2, the Union army's Chief Engineer, Brig. Gen. G.K. Warren, stepped out on . . . — Map (db m14919) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Trapped in the CutJuly 1, 1863 - First Day
"Surrender, or I will fire." Lt. Col. Rufus R. Dawes, U.S.A. 6th Wisconsin Volunteers The railroad cut visible in front of you was the scene of a dramatic engagement on the first day of the battle. On the morning of July 1, a Confederate attack . . . — Map (db m15350) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Gettysburg — Jennie Wade
Jennie Wade, aged 20 years 2 months Killed here—July 3, 1863 While making bread for the Union soldiers — Map (db m87833) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Parris Island — To Purple Heart Recipients
Military Order of The Purple Heart 1782 • 1932 How can Man die better than facing fearful odds for the Ashes of his Fathers and the temples of his Gods — Map (db m87183) WM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Charleston City Market
On this site stands one of Charleston’s oldest public facilities in continuous use: the Charleston Market. Earlier markets, dating back to the city’s relocation to the peninsula, ca. 1680, offered meat, fish, and vegetables at different sites. . . . — Map (db m67430) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Civil War Torpedo Boatmen Memorial
In Memory of The Supreme Devotion of Those Heroic Men Of the Confederate Army and Navy First in Marine Warfare To Employ Torpedo Board 1863 - 1865 Moved by The Lofty Faith That With Them Died Crew After Crew Volunteered For . . . — Map (db m47493) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Heyward-Washington House
[Upper Marker]: During His Visit to Charleston May 1791 the Guest of the Citizens President George Washington Was Entertained in This House ————— • ————— . . . — Map (db m50452) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — 10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder)
The largest of the Parrott series of guns, this rifle was part of Fort Moultrie's post Civil War armament. Heavy caliber Parrotts stood side by side with large Columbiads in the seacoast forts until replaced by breechloaders near the turn of the . . . — Map (db m32033) HM
South Carolina (Cherokee County), Gaffney — The British Army
British commander, Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, ordered a detachment of cavalry forward to scatter the American skirmishers. The green-uniformed British Legion - Americans loyal to the king - awaited the order to advance. — Map (db m11357) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — South Carolina Women of the Confederacy Monument
[North Face]: To The South Carolina Women Of The Confederacy 1861-1865 — Reared By The Men Of Their State 1909-11 [West face]: In this monument Generations unborn shall hear the voice Of a grateful . . . — Map (db m21928) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Liberty!
Gunshots and the shouts of hundreds of men battered the slope you see just ahead as one of the fiercest battles of the American Revolution broke out. Every man here that day knew that the Carolina backcountry had burned and bled since May when the . . . — Map (db m17672) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Tighten the Noose
Fire as quick as you can, and stand your ground as long as you can. When you can do no better, get behind trees, or retreat; but I beg you not to run quite off. It we are repulsed, let us make a point of returning, and renewing the . . . — Map (db m17522) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 14 — Granbury’s Lunette
Lunette at extreme right of Confederate Infantry (Cheatham) to Dec. 15. 1864. This place was attacked Dec. 15. 1864 by Steedman (Under whom were Grosvenor, Shafter and Corbin) who retreated north and east with heavy losses. — Map (db m86363) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Major Henry M. Rutledge
Only son of Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence. He married the daughter of Arthur Middleton, another signer of the Declaration. — Map (db m89317) HM
Tennessee (Hardeman County), Pocahontas — Battle of Davis Bridge
Front In memory of the men who fought here October 5, 1862 BATTLE OF DAVIS BRIDGE Poor is the nation that has no heroes Shameful is the nation that has them and forgets. CONFEDERATE Back Duty is the . . . — Map (db m62459) WM
Tennessee (Hardin County), Shiloh — Bloody Pond
The Battle of Shiloh was, at its time, the bloodiest conflict this nation had seen. The beautiful spring woods, fields, and orchards were transformed over two days into scenes of death and destruction which eyewitnesses described as horrible, . . . — Map (db m21317) HM
Tennessee (Hardin County), Shiloh — Cleburne's (2d) Brigade15th Arkansas - Skirmishers - — Army of the Mississippi
C. S. Cleburne's (2d) Brigade, 15th Arkansas - Skirmishers,- Bates's (2d) Tenn., 24th Tenn., Hill's (5th) Tenn., 6th Miss.,23d Tenn., Calvert's, Trigg's and Hubbard's Arkansas Batteries, Hardee's Corps. Army of the Mississippi. . . . — Map (db m91226) HM
Tennessee (Hardin County), Shiloh — Confederate Retreat
On the second day of fighting, Confederate forces here under Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard made their last attempt to check the surge of Union forces counterattacking from Pittsburg Landing. Confederate infantry sloshed through the shallow Water Oaks . . . — Map (db m91264) HM
Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Battle of Parker's CrossroadsTour Stop 7
Old Split-Rail Fence December 31, 1862 At approximately 11:00 a.m., Colonel Dunham's Brigade positioned themselves behind a split-rail fence located a few feet behind this area running east and west to the Lexington/Huntingdon Road. By afternoon, . . . — Map (db m20521) HM
Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 4D14 — Parker's Crossroads
Returning to Middle Tennessee after an extensive & successful raid, Forrest's Cavalry Brigade on Dec. 31, 1862, fought here an all-day battle with 2 separate Union brigades converging on him in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy him before he could . . . — Map (db m72197) HM
Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's CrossroadsTour Stop 2 - Hicks Field — Early Morning, December 31, 1862
Union Colonel Cyrus L. Dunham's Brigade marched south from Clarksburg, Tennessee, and then, turned northwest from Parker's Crossroads to block the path of Forrest's troops. Dunham's move would ensnare the Confederates between his brigade and two . . . — Map (db m72198) HM
Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's CrossroadsTour Stop 5 — Capture of the Wagons and Attack on Dunham's Rear
Mid-Day, December 31, 1862 At the beginning of the battle, the Union wagon train was north of the crossroads. It moved three times and was shelled once by Forrest's artillery. Its last location was in the creek bottom northwest of this spot. . . . — Map (db m72199) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — Mossy Creek EngagementBending but not Breaking
(preface) In November 1863, Confederated Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m70659) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Meriwether Lewis1774-1809
Beneath this monument erected under Legislative Act by the State of Tennessee, A.D., 1848, reposes the dust of Meriwether Lewis, a Captain in the United States Army, Private Secretary to President Jefferson, Senior Commander of the Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m36068) HM
Tennessee (Marion County), Guild — Hales Bar Dam
Hales Bar Dam was a hydroelectric dam once located on the Tennessee River in Marion County, Tennessee, USA. The Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company began building the dam in 1905 and completed it in 1913, making Hales Bar one of the . . . — Map (db m87939) HM
Tennessee (Maury County), Columbia — Sam WatkinsA Common Soldier's Lasting Legacy
Samuel Rush Watkins and his wife, Virginia (Jenny) Mayes Watkins, who worshipped here at Zion Presbyterian Church, are buried in the cemetery. In his book Company Aytch: or, a Side Show of the Big Show, Watkins left an incomparable memoir of . . . — Map (db m85997) HM
Tennessee (Maury County), Mount Pleasant — 3D 74 — Rattle and Snap Plantation
Designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1971. Rattle and Snap was built between 1842 and 1845 by George W. Polk and his wife. Sallie Hilliard. Restored to its original character and furnished with period . . . — Map (db m28660) HM
Tennessee (Maury County), Spring Hill — The Battle of Spring HillBlocking the Columbia Turnpike
Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood hoped to block the road in front of you—the Columbia Turnpike—and cut off Union Gen. John M. Schofield's force at Columbia from a larger Federal army to the north at Nashville. Confederate divisions . . . — Map (db m88969) HM
Tennessee (Sequatchie County), Dunlap — Thunder in the ValleyCivil War in Sequatchie County
The outbreak of the war divided Sequatchie County families, and local men served on both sides of the conflict. Union and Confederate armies marched through the county, civilian law broke down, and marauders used the conflict as an excuse to rob, . . . — Map (db m85541) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society
In Memoriam 1917-------------1918 In Memory of The Four Members of The Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society Who gave their lives in the service of their fellow men in the World War Capt. Robert B. Underwood - Lieut. A.P. . . . — Map (db m88260) WM
Tennessee (Stewart County), Dover — The Battle of Dover/Confederate Mass Grave
(side 1) The Battle of Dover Feb. 3, 1863 Confederate General John A. Wharton led an attack from the South and West against three companies of the Union 83rd Illinois Infantry and several cannons which were positioned near this . . . — Map (db m87186) HM WM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — Capt. John Woodliffe
From Prestwood, England At Jamestown 1608 First Governor of Berkeley Hundred Plantation 1619 Capt. John Woodlife and 38 settlers in the Ship "Margaret" landed here December 4, 1619 First Official Thanksgiving Day Service in . . . — Map (db m87116) HM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — First Official Thanksgiving
Site of First Official Thanksgiving in America December 4, 1619 at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia Placed by: Virginia Society Colonial Dames XVII Century 1965 — Map (db m87107) HM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — Origin of Taps
During the Civil War in July 1862, when the Army of the Potomac was in camp on this site, Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield summoned Private Oliver Willcox Norton, his Brigade Bugler to his tent. He whistled some new tune and asked the bugler . . . — Map (db m87110) HM WM
Virginia, Charlottesville — Q-25 — Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift
Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift was born in Charlottesville on 13 Mar. 1887. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1909 and served on posts in the Caribbean, Central America, China, and the United States. General Vandegrift led American forces in . . . — Map (db m18547) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Dinwiddie — Crawford’s Sweep
The decisive Union movement at the Battle of Five Forks was, for the Federals, a fortunate mistake. While one Union division struck the Confederate left at the Angle, Brig. Gen. Samuel W Crawford’s division passed too far north and missed the . . . — Map (db m6217) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Brompton — The Battle of Fredericksburg
The house and grounds are not open to the public. "The pillars of the porch...were speckled with the marks of bullets. Shells and shot had made sad havoc with the walls and the woodwork inside. The windows were shivered, the partitions torn . . . — Map (db m8635) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg City DockUnion Artillery on Stafford Heights
Directly ahead of you, across the river, stood George Washington’s boyhood home, Ferry Farm. According to legend, the future president cut down his father’s cherry tree there and threw a coin across the river. The property took its name from a ferry . . . — Map (db m1133) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg National Cemetery — The Battle of Fredericksburg
Approximately 20,000 soldiers died in this region during the Civil War, their remains scattered throughout the countryside in shallow, often unmarked, graves. In 1865 Congress established Fredericksburg National Cemetery as a final resting place for . . . — Map (db m8740) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Kirkland Monument
In memoriam • Richard Rowland Kirkland • Co. G, 2nd South Carolina Volunteers • C.S.A. At the risk of his life, this American soldier of sublime compassion, brought water to his wounded foes at Fredericksburg. The fighting men on both sides . . . — Map (db m86772) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Lee's Headquarters — The Battle of Fredericksburg
The hill in front of you, once called Telegraph Hill but now known as Lee's Hill, served as General Robert E. Lee's headquarters during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Throughout the afternoon of December 13, 1862, Lee and his generals watched . . . — Map (db m8858) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Near Disaster — The Battle of Fredericksburg
On this hill on December 13, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee twice nearly met personal disaster. While firing its 39th round of the day, a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle (like the one in front of you) burst, sending chunks of metal across the . . . — Map (db m8862) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill, December, 1862
"This point, densely wooded when first chosen, became the most important, perhaps, in the entire scene as the position affording the best view of all the field...." Brig. Gen. W.M. Pendleton, Lee's Chief of Artillery — Map (db m85952) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — The Confederate Line — The Battle of Fredericksburg
You are now standing beside the Sunken Road, part of a heavily used 19th-century road system that linked Washington, D.C. and Richmond. In 1862, Confederate riflemen fired from the road upon line after line of Union troops advancing across open . . . — Map (db m8510) HM
Virginia (Hampton), Fort Monroe — W-92 — Confinement of Jefferson Davis
In this casemate Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, was confined, May 22-October 2, 1865. As his health suffered in the casemate, he was removed to Carroll Hall in the fortress, where he remained from October, 1865, until May, . . . — Map (db m10144) HM
Virginia, Harrisonburg — Gen. Turner AshbyC. S. A.
was killed on this spot, June 6, 1862, gallantly leading a charge. — Map (db m58591) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — A Supply Hub
City Point’s location at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers made it an ideal hub for the movement of men and material. From City Point, supplies and men traveled by road and rail to the Petersburg front. Troops or equipment bound for . . . — Map (db m6545) HM
Virginia (James City County), Williamsburg — A Site of Habitation
Thousands of years ago, when the island was larger and drier, Jamestown was more suitable for permanent habitation. In fact, archaeologists have excavated hearths from the 2,000-year-old campsites. Nearby, they found pottery and evidence of stone . . . — Map (db m89337) HM
Virginia (Lee County), Ewing — Boundaries Settled
The exact spot where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia met is not easy to see on the ridge line below. Nor was it easy to determine. In 1665 Great Britain's King Charles II declared his Virginia colony was to be separated from his Carolina colony . . . — Map (db m35907) HM
Virginia, Norfolk — Fort WoolRobert E. Lee
In the summer of 1834, having supervised Fort Monroe's completion, engineer Robert E. Lee took up residence in Fort Calhoun's officer's quarters. Three years earlier, ominous fissures had materialized in the citadel's stone piers and arches. . . . — Map (db m85965) HM
Virginia, Petersburg — Pamplin Historical ParkThe Bivouac Monument
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum Of the Civil War Soldier Base of Sculpture: My Thoughts And Heart Are With You At Home, But My Duty Lies Here With Cause And Comrades Back of . . . — Map (db m86077) WM
Virginia (Rockingham County), Lynnwood — Port Republic BattlefieldJune 9, 1862
General Stonewall Jackson, with 6,000 Confederates, attacked James Shields' vanguard of 3,000 under E.B. Tyler, which had marched down Luray Valley to join General J.C. Frémont's army. Jackson's first attack by General C.S. Winder's brigade, . . . — Map (db m14354) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — A Fatal Reconnaissance
When "Stonewall" Jackson reached this point at about 9 p.m. on May 2, 1863, he stood at the peak of his military career. Four hundred yards in front of you, a shaken Union army hastily built earthworks to halt the Confederate tide. One hundred yards . . . — Map (db m3980) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — Confederate Catastrophe
Near this spot around 9:15 p.m. on the night of May 2, 1863, the Confederate cause suffered disaster. As "Stonewall" Jackson and his party returned from their reconnaissance down the Mountain Road, Confederate musketry erupted south of the Plank . . . — Map (db m3978) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — Final Meeting, Fateful March
To reach the Union army's right flank, Jackson would have to march his corps twelve miles over narrow, unpaved roads. The general hoped to have his men moving by dawn on May 2, but he got an unusually late start. It was past 7 a.m. before his troops . . . — Map (db m3555) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — Jackson
(South Face): On this Spot fell mortally wounded Thomas J. Jackson Lt. Gen. C.S.A. May 2nd 1863 (East Face): There is Jackson standing like a stone wall Bee at Manassas. (North Face): Could I have directed events, I should have chosen for the good . . . — Map (db m3975) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — Jackson Monuments
The effort to erect a monument at the site of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's mortal wounding began in February 1887, when Fredericksburg newspaper editor Rufus Merchant founded the Stonewall Jackson Monument Association. On June 13, 1888, a crowd of . . . — Map (db m3977) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — Memorializing Jackson's DeathThe Battle of Chancellorsville
Of his soldiers he was the idol; of his country he was the hope; of war he was the master. Senator John Warwick Daniel When General "Stonewall" Jackson died eight days after being wounded in these woods, shock waves rippled through the . . . — Map (db m19166) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Jackson AttacksThe Battle of Chancellorsville
"You can go forward then." With those words "Stonewall" Jackson unleashed one of the most famous and successful attacks of the Civil War. On the afternoon of May 2, 1862, Jackson led 30,000 men of his Second Corps to a point just beyond the Union . . . — Map (db m3941) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Waverly Village — Salem Church
Spotsylvania Baptists built this church in 1844 and named it Salem, a Biblical word meaning peace. Two decades later, Salem Church was engulfed by war. Initially the church had just 29 members, but by 1859 the number had risen to 77, 20 of whom were . . . — Map (db m3503) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Waverly Village — The Battle of Salem Church
This ridge top now brimming with traffic and commerce once witnessed the clash of armies. On May 3, 1863, 10,000 Confederate troops took position astride the Orange Plank Road (modern Va. Route 3). That afternoon, 20,000 Union soldiers under General . . . — Map (db m3509) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — Defending the PeninsulaAvenue of Attack — 1862 Peninsula Campaign
When Virginia seceded on April 17, 1861, Union and Confederate leaders alike saw the Peninsula as an avenue of attack against Richmond. Federal ships on the James and York rivers could guard an army’s flanks and escort supply vessels upstream. Fort . . . — Map (db m77989) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — Fort MagruderAn Ugly Place to Have to Attack — 1862 Peninsula Campaign
Here are the remains of Fort Magruder, an earthen redoubt built in 1861 at the center of the Confederate defensive line. The “Williamsburg Line” stretched between the James and York rivers and consisted of fourteen forts, commonly called . . . — Map (db m10371) HM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Don't Tread on Me!Caution: Fragile Fortifications
The earthworks in front of you and across the open plain played an integral part in the battle that won American independence. For many American, French, British, and German soldiers, only these fortifications stood between them and the enemy during . . . — Map (db m86167) HM

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