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Favorite Non-National Park Service American Civil War Battlefield

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by Buckeye Bill, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill 1st Lieutenant

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    I have had the opportunity to visit a lot of National Park Service American Civil War battlefields and sites. I have also had the opportunity to visit a ton of non-National Park Service American Civil War battlefields and sites. This thread is about non-National Park Service American Civil War battlefields and sites........

    My favorite non-National Park Service American Civil War battlefields is a tie!

    * The Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site near Perryville, Kentucky.

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    * The Averasboro Battlefield in Dunn, North Carolina.

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    Perryville, Kentucky and Corydon Battle Park, Corydon, Indiana. Although not a battlefield, the Customs House in Cairo, Illinois is kinda neat if you are ever in that neck of the woods.
     
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    I really love Grand Gulf Military Park, run by the state of Mississippi. It is truly a hidden jewel!
     
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    Awesome venue!!!!!!
     
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    I would have to go with Richmond (the one in Kentucky) and Perryville because both of them have accomplished a great deal with only private and local funds.
     
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    4 way tie: Franklin, North Anna, Sailor's Creek, and Fort Pillow. Each has has their own unique qualities and preservation efforts.
     
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    Phillip Seyfrit and Company have done a wonderful job with this American Civil War battlefield! The museum at the Rodgers House is top notch.

    Bill
     
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    I have only been to one...Pickett's Mill....really enjoyed it!
     
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    Only been to 7 that I can recall and didn't get to see all of one of them. Of the ones I have been to,Port Hudson is my favorite.
     
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    Very high on the itinerary of the next visit.
     
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    Louisiana's Mansfield State Historic Site is pretty cool. You can see it, here.

    "At noon on April 8, the head of the disorganized Union army (6,400 troops) was confronted by the Confederate army (10,500 troops) in battle formation. The Union troops quickly formed a line of battle along a rail fence and a ridge known as Honeycutt Hill. On orders from Taylor, General Alfred Mouton's Division charged the rail fence. Mouton was killed leading the attack, but French born General C. J. Polignac, along with other Confederate forces, continued the attack and overwhelmed the Union line."

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    From photo essays here and on other sites I believe I would vote for Perryville.Olustee is nice but it is really a small area of 3 acres maintained out of about 600.
     
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    Perryville for sure!
     
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    For those that cannot get an opportunity to visit many battlefields member @Buckeye Bill introduced me to this site a couple of years ago and some of his photo essays are posted on this site.this site covers more battlefields then any other site out there.great site,you will spend a lot of time here.

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    I do not know why this site won't load.if you put the address in your browser it should.
     
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    I believe the owner of that site failed to renew the domain.
     
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