Publisher description for The Civil War Trust's official guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail / edited by the Civil War Trust ; Susan Collier Braselton, editor.

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Counter The Civil War Discovery Trail --which links more than 400 sites in 24 states --tells the real story of the Civil War and its impact on America. Relive history as it really happened, from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lincoln's fateful last night at Ford's Theater. This completely updated edition contains more sites, in more states, than ever before. You'll find: A brief historical overview by Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson Descriptions of the solemn battlefields, antebellum plantations, Underground Railroad sites, historic homes, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, and more, along with black-and-white photos Detailed, accurate orientation maps, along with exact directions, admission fees, seasons and hours, visitor services State-by-state organization that lets you locate the sites easily A complete reenactment and special events calendar

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Battlefields Guidebooks, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Museums Guidebooks, Civil War Discovery Trail (U, S, ) Guidebooks, Historic sites United States Guidebooks