I supervised the excavation of the Confederate magazine and other parts of the park for 3 summers and I too enjoy Grand Gulf. I published 2 archeological books on the excavation.I really love Grand Gulf Military Park, run by the state of Mississippi. It is truly a hidden jewel!
I presume that's the ford depicted in N. C. Wyeth's mural in the State Capitol building?The various parts of the battle of Westport in the Kansas City area, but especially Bryam's Ford. I also the site of the mortal wounding of Capt. George Todd. Todd was wounded in the neck during the fighting in Independence on Oct. 21, 1864, dying two hours later. i believe the site of his wounding is or was an elementary school playground.
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I was in New Bern NC earlier this month and swung by the battlefield park. Very much worth a visit if you are in the area. This was the 1862 battle contesting Burnside’s expedition. The battle was geographically compact and the tactics were straightforward. The redans and earthworks are well preserved west of highway 70, which is where the battle was decided. Very walkable.
There is another set of Confederate outer works s few miles south that did not factor in the battle. Information at the park said they are visible on both sides of the road at the historical marker. I was driving north so missed tthat.
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I was there a year ago, and a lot of the signs were beat up or taken down completely.View attachment 409219
I just remembered another very fine non-NPS site that has yet to be mentioned, the Third Winchester Battlefield at Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Unfortunately it only consists of the central portion of the complete battlefield and is somewhat remote for vehicular traffic - a good thing, historically speaking! It has several miles of walking trails and has been interpreted nicely.
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