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Civil War Sites in the South

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                                                           Spring Hill, Tennessee

My family is a sucker for historical sites. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better place to learn history than where it happened. Over the years, we’ve visited dozens, if not hundreds of sites of historical significance but some of my favorites remain the Civil War sites in the South that we came across.

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                                                                   Petersburg, Virginia

I’m really not sure why. Maybe it’s because I don’t see battlefields here in Ohio. Or maybe it’s because about the time we headed to Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia, I was right smack in the middle of a  Civil War study with the kids.   

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                                                          Chickamauga, Tennessee

These former battlefields are so quiet and so serene, that it’s hard for me to imagine the battles that that took place over a century ago.

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                                                 Murfreesboro, Tennessee (also known as Stone’s River)

The reenactments give us only a tiny glimpse into what it may have been like at that time.

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                                                                 Richmond, Virginia

Do you visit places of historical significance when you travel? What type of places are likely to catch your attention?

This post is linked to Travel Photo Thursday with Budget Travelers Sandbox.


Thursday 28th of March 2013

I've always wanted to see a civil war reenactment. It's a fun way to learn history.

Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

Sunday 24th of March 2013

I've always wanted to visit a battlefield during a reenactment. Otherwise, they just seem like a big field with a few canons and plaques scattered around without truly conveying the enormity of what happened at the site. I haven't visited any Civil War sites but a significant one in Texas' battle for freedom from Mexico is located just a few minutes from my in-laws house.

Cathy Sweeney

Friday 22nd of March 2013

I do like to visit historic places when I travel. It's especially moving to be at sites where such major and often tragic events occurred, like the battlefields you visited. You're right about visiting historic sites to be the best kind of history lesson.


Friday 22nd of March 2013

Hi Tonya, I agree, the best way to learn about certain histories is to visit where they actually happened. it's just not the same as just reading about them. I like all kind of historical sites but my favorite are ruins - the more ancient the more I'm intrigue.


Friday 22nd of March 2013

I think that's part of the reason I love to visit Europe. The places oozes history and I feel like it comes alive. I do think it makes learning for kids a lot more interesting to see the actual sites. Protection Status
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