How Many Battlefields Have You Been To?

AA484

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Post them here! I am only posting those which still have some semblance of interpretation or preserved areas:

Manassas (First/Second)
Ball's Bluff
Kernstown
McDowell
Cross Keys/Port Republic
Yorktown
Drewry's Bluff
Beaver Dam Creek
Gaines' Mill
Malvern Hill
Cedar Mountain
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wilderness
Spotsylvania Court House
North Anna River
Cold Harbor
Trevilian Station
New Market (briefly, as a child)
Petersburg (including Crater/Fort Stedman)
Globe Tavern/Ream's Station
Fort Fisher
Five Forks
Final Petersburg Assaults (Pamplin Park)
Sayler's Creek
Appomattox

Fort Sumter (as a child)
Wilson's Creek
Pea Ridge
Shiloh
Port Gibson
Raymond
Champion Hill (although I did not take the tour over the private land where most of the fighting occurred)
Vicksburg
Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain
Mobile Bay/Forts Gaines and Morgan (as a child)
Bentonville

Chickamauga is by far the biggest one that I have yet to visit. I'd also like to make it out to Perryville at some point, too.
 

JeffFromSyracuse

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I like your rule about interpretation as a benchmark. It gets a little fuzzy when ground is covered multiple times or several battles fall within a park, so I try to count it by "event" instead of "place." Here's my list:

PA
Gettysburg

MD
Antietam
Monocacy
South Mountain (Fox's + Turner's Gaps)

DC
Fort Stevens

WV
Harpers Ferry

VA
2nd Winchester (Star Fort)
3rd Winchester (Battlefield Park and Winchester National Cemetery)
1st Kernstown (Kernstown Battlefield Association and Rose Hill Park)
Cedar Creek
Fisher's Hill
Tom's Brook
Ball's Bluff
Bristoe Station
1st Bull Run (Haven't done the 2nd Bull Run side for some reason)
Rappahannock Station
Kelly's Ford
Brandy Station
Cedar Mountain
Mine Run (Payne's Farm)
Wilderness
Chancellorsville (NMP and 1st Day)
Fredericksburg (NMP and Slaughter Pen Farm)
Spotsylvania (NMP and Harris Farm)
North Anna (Couldn't access Jericho Mills)
Beaver Dam Creek
Gaines Mill
Glendale
Malvern Hill
Totopottamy Creek
Cold Harbor
Fort Harrison
Assault on Petersburg
Fort Stedman
The Crater
Weldon RR
Ream's Station
Hatcher's Run
Five Forks
Breakthrough (Fort Gregg)
Appomattox CH
Yorktown

NC
Fort Fisher
Roanoke Island

SC

Fort Sumter

GA
Atlanta (McPherson's Death spot)
Resaca
Kennesaw Mountain
Chickamaugua

TN
Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge + Lookout Mountain + Orchard Knob)
Wauhatchie (Marker on backside of Lookout Mountain)
Stone's River
Franklin (Flank Park and Carter House)
Nashville (Fort Negley)
Parker's Crossroad
Shiloh

MS
Corinth
Raymond
Vicksburg
 
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Lincoln56

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Antietam
Appomattox Court House - not a battlefield per se
Battlefields of the Atlanta Campaign
Beaver Dam Creek
Champions Hill
Chancellorsville
Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain
Chickamauga
Cold Harbor
Corinth
Ford's Theater - not a battlefield per se yet it was as or more consequential in my mind
Galveston Bay
Manassas (First/Second)
North Anna River
Drewry's Bluff
Fredericksburg
Franklin
Gaines' Mill
Gettysburg
Kennesaw Mountain
Malvern Hill
Nashville
Petersburg
Richmond - not a single battle per se
Shiloh
Spotsylvania Court House
Stone's River
Vicksburg
Washington D.C. - not a single battlefield per se
Wilderness
Yorktown
 

Blessmag

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Pea Ridge, AR
Little Rock, AR
Vicksburg
Gettysburg
Antietam
Harper's Ferry
Atlanta, GA
(Andersonville) Battle was to live thru it
(Alton) same battle to live thru it
Forked Deer Creek, TN
Kennesaw Mtn
Fredericksburg
Columbus, KY
Kenton, TN
Rutherford, TN
Trenton, TN
Humboldt, TN
Clarendon, AR (experts (?) declare it a skirmish in 1864. With Shelby's cavalry and cannon, a tinclad capture and sunk, three other boats arriving and firing on Shelby's men, and Union infantry and cavalry)
Helena, AR
DeVall's Bluff, AR
Rockport, AR

Thought I should add all these Trans-Miss sites early in the thread.
 

James N.

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All of those listed above EXCEPT:

North Anna River
Trevilian Station
Globe Tavern/Ream's Station
Fort Fisher
Five Forks
Final Petersburg Assaults (Pamplin Park)
Mobile Bay/Forts Gaines and Morgan
Bentonville
Bristoe Station
Mine Run
Chancellorsville (1st Day)
Fredericksburg (Slaughter Pen Farm)
Totopottamy Creek
Weldon RR
Hatcher's Run
Roanoke Island
Wauhatchie (Marker on backside of Lookout Mountain)
Ford's Theater
Andersonville
Alton
Forked Deer Creek, TN
Kenton, TN
Rutherford, TN
Trenton, TN
Humboldt, TN
Clarendon, AR
Helena, AR
DeVall's Bluff, AR
Rockport, AR

When I visited Ford's Theater in 1964 it had yet to be restored and only the museum in the basement was open; also, Pamplin Park at Petersburg didn't exist yet.
 
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* Alabama : Mobile Bay (Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan).
* Arkansas : Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove.
* Georgia : Atlanta Campaign Sites, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Fort Pulaski, Fort McAllister, Pickett's Mill.
* Indiana : Corydon, Morgan's Raids in Indiana.
* Kansas : Baxter Springs, Mine Creek.
* Kentucky : Camp Nelson, Camp Wildcat, Cynthiana, Glasgow, Mill Springs, Munsfordville, Perryville, Richmond, Columbus, Middle Creek.
* Maryland : Antietam, Monocacy, South Mountain.
* Mississippi : Brice's Cross Roads, Corinth, Tupelo, Vicksburg.
* Missouri : Boonville, Lexington, Westport (Kansas City), Wilson's Creek.
* North Carolina : Averasboro, Bennett Place Farm, Bentonville, Fort Fisher.
* Ohio : Buffington Island, Morgan's Raids in Ohio.
* Oklahoma : Honey Springs.
* Pennsylvania : Gettysburg.
* South Carolina : Fort Sumter, James Island (Fort Lamar).
* Tennessee : Chattanooga, Davis' Bridge, Fort Donelson, Franklin, Nashville, Parker's Crossroads, Shiloh, Spring Hill, Stones River, Thompson Station.
* Virginia : Appomattox Court House, Beaver Creek, Brandy Station, Cedar Creek, Cedar Mountain, Cold Harbor, Chancellorsville, Cross Keys, Drewry's Bluff, Fisher Hill, Five Forks, Fredericksburg, Gaines Mill, Kelly's Ford, Malvern Hill, Manassas, McDowell, New Market, Petersburg, Port Republic, Port Royal, Richmond, Sailor's Creek, Spotsylvania, Trevilian's Station, Winchester Sites, Wilderness, The Lee's Retreat Tour.
* West Virginia : Harper's Ferry.
 
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About 30. I'm counting traditional battlefields, plus forts that engaged in ACW combat (not simply where occupied during the war). I've been to a few other forts that never fired a shot during the war, but were occupied.

Honorable mention to Andersonville (POW camp), Appomattox Courthouse (I spent a couple hours in the village, but only about 5 minutes at the battlefield), and Harper's Ferry (visitor center and town, but not really anything related to the 1862 siege).

Also, I tried to visit Kennesaw Mountain, but made the mistake of going on a weekend. Place was swamped on a Saturday morning. Got to see the visitor center, but would have had to wait several hours to catch a bus ride up the mountain.

All my visits have been since 2009, with one exception noted below.

Pennsylvania

I spent the better part of a day at Gettysburg. The modern visitor center including the cyclorama, the deluxe driving tour making lots of stops, and East Cavalry Field. I'd like to revisit if I could get a tour with Matt Atkinson and/or Eric Wittenberg.

Maryland

Antietam: spent a morning here (see profile photo) in 2009 and made a brief revisit a couple years ago. Got the lay of the land, but didn't explore much in-depth.

Monocacy: visitors center and basic driving tour.

Turner's Gap: short stop

Virginia

First & Second Bull Run / Manassas: a couple visits over the years, including the visitor center, mostly related to the first battle.

Fredericksburg: one visit of several hours - lots of walking on Marye's Heights, plus driving Lee's line

Spotsylvania: couple hours here including a short NPS ranger walk

Chancellorsville & Wilderness: visitor center and driving parts of the battlefield with a few roadside interpretive stops

Cold Harbor & Gaines Mill: visitor center, driving the trench lines, Boatswains Creek trail walk

Malvern Hill: drove through and stopped to look a few things

Petersburg: visitors center and driving tour, with lots of roadside stops (Crater, Stedman, various other fortifications)

Sayler's Creek: two short visits a decade apart - one very warm, one very cold. Both visits I turned out to be coming down sick!

New Market: spent a couple hours at the visitors center and at the battlefield (also visited the VMI museum)

Port Republic: short visit to The Coaling

North Carolina

Fort Fisher and Fort Macon: a couple hours each to see their visitors center and take self-guided general tours of the forts

Averasboro: short stop

South Carolina

Fort Sumter: took the regular ferry ride and had a short NPS ranger tour of part of the fort

Fort Moultrie: a couple hours, including the post-ACW fortifications and visitor center, self-guided

Georgia

Fort Pulaski and Fort McAllister: couple hours each; self-guided general tour. I did have a nice chat with a reenactor (former NPS ranger) at McAllister.

Picketts Mill: a couple hours - visitor center and walking the trails

Chickamauga: spent about half a day here - visitor center and the deluxe Cozzens-narrated driving tour

Florida

Olustee: I went to the Friday encampment before the annual reenactment in 2003 (class assignment for my "Civil War In Popular Culture" course at UNF), which I think was my first ever visit to a Civil War battlefield. I didn't attend the reenactment itself.

Natural Bridge: Short visit.

Fort Pickens and Barrancas (Pensacola): general self-guided tour of both forts

Alabama

Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines: couple self-guided hours at each

Tennessee

Stones River: Spent maybe two hours here - visitor center and short driving tour. I wanted to spend more time here, but it was a rainy afternoon.

Chattanooga - Lookout Mountain: an hour or so on a suitably foggy morning.

Shiloh: half a day oriented around the basic driving tour and make some short walks

Mississippi

Tupelo: brief stop to the little battlefield park in downtown

Corinth: just the Corinth Civil War Center, but it interprets and I think is on part of the the battlefield

Vicksburg: spent the better part of the day here making a long driving tour with lots of stops
 

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Not in exact order, but:

Battles/Forts in and around Charleston area
Columbus Ky/Belmont Mo
Battles in and around Hampton Roads
Balls Bluff
Manassas 1 and 2
Cedar Mountain
Brandy Station
Trevilion Station
Shenandoah 1862 and 1864
Peninsula Campaign/Seven Days
Sharpsburg campaign
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg campaign
Overland Campaign
Yellow Tavern (the sign)
Petersburg Campaign
Fort Harrison
New Market
Saylor's Creek
Appomattox
Fort Pillow
Clarksville
Shiloh/Corinth
Stones River
Parker's Crossroads
Brice's Cross Roads
Holly Springs
Tupilo
Vicksburg Campaign
Chicamauga/Chattanooga campaign
Hood's Tennessee Campaign
Battles outside of Atlanta
Southern wing of Sherman's March to Sea
Sherman's March through Carolinas
Skirmishes in northeastern Alabama
Boonville, Wilsons Creek, Pea Ridge,
Centralia, Pilot Knob, Glasgow, Cape Girardeau
Forts Morgan, Gaines, Pickens
Morgan’s Raid (excluding Ohio)
Mine Creek, Baxter Springs, Ks
Skirmishes in Oklahoma and Arkansas
Little Big Horn and Washita
 
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Gettysburg
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Wilderness (really just a drive through)
Spotsylvania
Cold Harbor
Appomattox
and Murfreesboro (fortunately had family in Nashville and vacation time)

Trenton and Monmouth here in NJ don't count for this. For that matter neither does Yorktown VA - when I went ages ago it was for the "other" battle...

Needless to say, the wish/bucket list is long.
 
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Wow I'm jealous, I have some travelling to do. I saw Manassas and Harpers Ferry some years ago. The rest are in the last two years. I'm planning to attend the October Muster, so I will add Antietam, South Mountain, Lexington, New Market, and Winchester to the list.
Gettysburg
Ft.Dickerson Fort Sanders
Fredericksburg
Wilderness
Chancellorsville
Spotsylvania
Manassas
Harpers Ferry
Petersburg (Crator)
Pamplin Park
Appomatox

I'm so glad to have seen these places. It makes the books I read much more real. I appreciate the NPS and state governments, and American Battlefield Trust for their preservation efforts. The more people visit and show interest in our history, the more likely they will be there for generations to come to enjoy.
 

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Appomattox Court House
Mansfield/Pleasant Hill
Sabine Pass
Petersburg(including The Crater and Fort Stedman)
Five Forks
Cold Harbor
Gaines' Mill
Franklin
Chickamauga
Lookout Mountain
Wauhatchie
Port Hudson
Vicksburg
Champion Hill
Raymond
Port Gibson
Corinth
Shiloh
Murfreesboro
Spring Hill
Nashville
Donaldsonville, LA
Brashear City, LA
Marianna, FLA
Andersonville
Dalton/Dug Gap
Resaca
Missionary Ridge and Orchard Knob
Ringgold Gap
Natural Bridge,FLA
Fort Barrancas, FLA
Grand Gulf, MS
Fort Pemberton, Greenwood, MS
Brice's Crossroads
Iuka

Adding Sharpsburg, South Mountain and Harper's Ferry in October. Going back to Port Hudson in early November. If the weather is right, I'll be with a group at a private tour of the Priest Cap which is on private property. A once in a lifetime thing probably. Going back to Franklin and Nashville in late November. There are parts of both that I have not visited yet. Gonna be good to be in the field again.
 
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Gettysburg (x4)
East Cavalry Field, Gettysburg (I consider this separate from Gettysburg battle)
Monocacy & Frederick, MD
Harpers Ferry (x3)
Antietam
Union Mills and Westminster, MD
The Wilderness
Yellow Tavern
Cold Harbor
Malvern Hill
Gaines Mill
New Market
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville and Stonewall Jackson death site
The 100 mile circle around Richmond, VA (don't know if it is so marked today)
Kennesaw Mountain
Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain

Finally, I am glad I had a chance to see the city of central Richmond before the government decided to deface and destroy it. I was elated to see the White House of the Confederacy, Tredegar Ironworks, Hollywood Cemetery, the Confederate Pyramid, and the graves of Jefferson Davis family, JEB Stuart, George Pickett, President James Monroe, and President John Tyler.

How could I forget? I also walked through with total amazement, Ford's Theater and the Petersen house. It still seems to have a very dark cloud hanging over it and the sadness is palpable. Not a battlefield I know but it was a place where there was a final effusion of blood in this ghastly Civil War.
 
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