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There are an enormous number of Civil War websites but we do not wish to try to catalog them all.  What we want to do is to present local and regional sites that are of thematic interest to this Round Table.  If you find some that you may think would interest other members then please email them to our webmaster.

Battlefield Parks:

ExploreSouthernHistory.Com is a must-see website for a listing of historic sites, points of interest, outdoor attractions and more.

The National Park Service has a tremendous amount of current local information on the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefields.

Stafford Civil War Park is the site of 1863 winter encampments and fortifications of the Union Army’s 11th Corps, 1st and 3rd Divisions, following the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. Many of the soldiers referred to the site and that winter, then and afterwards, as their “Valley Forge.” Over 3,500 soldiers died throughout Stafford County during that winter. Situated on 41 acres, park visitors can see and learn about Civil War era battery and winter hut site remains, a corduroy road, a late 18th and early 19th century sandstone quarry, and remnants of the 1660s Potomac Church Road bed.


The mission of the American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.


The Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours offers guided battlefield tours led by the experts including Eric Wittenberg, Edwin Bearss, Dennis Frye, Carol Reardon, John Schildt, Daniel Toomey, Ed Steers, Joad Chaconas, J.D. Petruzzi, Jeffrey Wert, Steve French, Ted Alexander, and others to deliver an unforgettable experience. Discount of 10% off when three or more members from the same round table register for a complete weekend package. Call 717-264-7101 for details.

Upcoming Tours:

April 4-8, 2018 - 5th Annual National Ed Bearss Symposium on Military Leadership & Combat featuring Edwin Bearss, Steve Bockmiller, Jim Schmick, & others

Sessions on all aspects of American military history including a tour of the decisive 1814 battle of Baltimore, which saved the city from destruction and yielded our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Tour also includes frontier forts in the Cumberland Valley with Fort Loudon and Fort McCord as well as visiting the National Civil War Museum, U.S. Army War College and other sites. Optional tours of Shepherdstown battlefield, historic confederate graves and more. Based in Chambersburg, Pa.

July 24-29, 2018 - Roads to Gettysburg: Brandy Station and Second Winchester featuring Eric Wittenberg, J.D. Petruzzi, Jerry Holsworth, Steve French, Jeffrey Wert, & others.

We will follow the Blue and Gray on their roads to Gettysburg. Tour the decisive battle ground of Brandy Station, the largest cavalry action in North America, where J.E.B. Stuart and his horsemen battled the Yankees in the largest cavalry action in North America. Also touring the newly restored Second Winchester battlefield where Confederates opened the gates of the great Valley for the invasion of Pennsylvania. Bonus tours will include Aldie, Upperville, Middleburg, and Mosby’s Confederacy led by Kevin Pawlak. Based in Chambersburg, Pa.

October 10-14, 2018 - Mr. Lincoln’s City & John Wilkes Booth Escape Tour

Tours of Mr. Lincoln’s Washington, John Wilkes Booth Escape Route and historic Frederick, Maryland with Ed Steers and other leading Lincoln scholars. Sites include Ford’s theatre, Lincoln Memorial, Old Soldiers’ Home where Lincoln visited, Surratt Tavern, Dr. Mudd House, and more. Bonus tours will include “In the Footsteps of the Presidents” seeing unique places visited by Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan, LBJ, and Dwight D. Eisenhower at Gettysburg, Antietam, and the Cumberland Valley. Based in Frederick, Md. * Only 30 seats remain- please register early. *

Current Regional Research:

American Civil War Then and Now The women who dug the graves, the kids who watched the largest battle in US history – and the slaves forced to help fighters at the front. 150 years after the last shots were fired, Guardian photographer David Levene travelled across the US photographing the sites scarred by the American civil war.

Emerging Civil War serves as a public history-oriented platform for sharing original scholarship related to the American Civil War. Primary audience is the general public, so scholarship is defined broadly: historical research, memory studies, travelogues, personal narratives, essays, book reviews, and photography. Journalistic-style coverage of current Civil War-related events and the Civil War in pop culture are also included.

Library of Congress is the largest library in the world which includes books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, and maps on the Civil War in its collections.

Mysteries and Conundrums takes an interesting look at the many areas of ongoing research being done by our NPS historians.

Virginia Memory is part of the online presence of the Library of Virginia, the state archives and reference library. The Library maintains vast and varied collections of print materials, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and ephemera, maps and atlases, rare books, and fine art that tell the history of the commonwealth and its people.

Sister Fredericksburg Civil War Round Table:

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Battlefield Preservation:

Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.

Central Virginia Battlefield trust

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred, historic battlefields in Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House areas. Incorporated in 1996, CVBT has helped preserve more than 1,200 acres of historic battlefield terrain, adopting our motto, "Dirt and Grass."

In addition to purchasing land, the CVBT mission includes advocacy for battlefield preservation. They work constructively with local governments in the spirit of mutual benefit and cooperation. They are proud of the positive partnerships cultivated with landowners, preservation organizations, and local governments over the years.

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust remains proactive, with several ongoing battlefield preservation projects and negotiations, and with a continuing focus on, and commitment to, their mission of battlefield preservation.

2017 Heritage Award Recipients

Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery and the Ladies Memorial Association

The Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery , at Amelia Street and Washington Avenue, was established by the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Fredericksburg, organized May 10, 1866. It is owned and maintained by the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Fredericksburg, was dedicated in May of 1870 to the 3,553 Confederates who were killed on four area battlefields and reinterred here.

They came from fourteen Southern states. Those whose identities are unknown rest under the massive Monument to the Confederate Dead. The others are buried in individual graves with stones of Georgia marble. On this spot the Association held one of the earliest Memorial Day observances in the country. As it has for nearly 150 years, this tradition continues annually at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.

Friends of Wilderness

The purpose of the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is to assist the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FRSP) in its efforts to preserve the Wilderness Battlefield in Spotsylvania and Orange Counties. The Friends provide advocacy, educational programs, and service projects for the battlefield.

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