Discussion in 'The Eastern Theater' started by Buckeye Bill, Jun 14, 2016.
I've been following your trip vicariously, as I'll be visiting many of these sites in about 2 months. It's so good to see the open spaces around most of the battlefields, as I had heard that a lot of northern VA (and hallowed ground) had become parking lots and Taco Bells since I last visited 40 years ago.
Thanks for posting.
I really adore the state of Virginia. Besides the American Civil War sites, there is a ton to do in this state. Virginia is for HISTORY lovers!!!!
Tis the reason i moved here!
Very nice. Had to watch to see how many of 'em I have been to. That would be 5. 3 are on the list for next year. I love Virginia too..
My first visit to the state of Virginia was in 2007. We visited Lexington and toured the Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson sites. The rest is history.....
By the way, the Virginia ACW battlefields in my YouTube video are in chronological order.
I would put an asterisk next to the notation of Yellow Tavern. That is the marker for where Stuart was shot. The battlefield itself is gone. It's all residential or under interstate 295.
The valley battlefields are great for the history and the scenery especially if you hit them in the fall during peak leaf season.
My first visit was in June 2014. Flew into Newport News on the afternoon of 6/18. Was in Williamsburg from 6/19 to the afternoon of 6/22. Didn't even know an ACW battle had been fought there. Went to the Mariner's Museum and saw the USS Monitor Exhibit on the morning of 6/23. That's when I caught the bug.
I agree but would the viewer enjoy to see a monument related to the Battle of Yellow Tavern or a bunch of Virginia State Historical Markers located on a busy freeway interchange? This is why I placed "Battle of Yellow Tavern" instead of "Yellow Tavern Battlefield" on the photo of the J.E.B. Stuart Monument.
Very nicely done, thank you for sharing!
I love how the music matches the photos and I know that I have heard it before. Do you still know what it was?
I will be touring Virginia in September, as @John Winn will, too, before we'll join the Reunion at Gettysburg. Can't wait to see all these places (or at least some) with my own eyes!
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major.
No wonder I thought I had heard it before!
Sorry wasn't demeaning the video. I hate the placement of the roadside marker in a spot on Rt 1 where you put your life in jeopardy to stop to see it. I was just voicing frustration at the land being gone. If that interstate was being proposed today instead of in the 1980s maybe we would've had a shot at preserving all of it. The preservation climate is very different today.
No apology needed, my friend! I agree with the rest of your thought process. I would love to view the actual Battle of Yellow Tavern Battlefield but the preservation groups can only do what they can do. And they do a ton!!!
The War West of the Mountains. Significant action took place in the Shenandoah Valley and it is a gorgeous place to visit this time of year. On your next trip to Virginia you might consider following Jackson's Valley Campaign of '62.
When you visit the Battle of McDowell sites, make sure to climb Sitlington"s Hill!
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