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It was right here in this place.
Text and images by Linda Walcroft
American soldiers fought and died in places like Manassas and Fredericksburg - places through which I travel all the time. My home state is Virginia, where reminders of our horrendous war are everywhere. Place names, historic buildings, battlefields, and cemeteries all present the reality of a huge conflict. In spite of urban sprawl, many battlefields are preserved in their historical appearance. There I sometimes pause to wonder at the terrible carnage that people inflicted upon each other - and realize that the American Civil War was not that long ago. This is not ancient history, and the effects of this war are still with us today.
Below: Chronology | Contact Information
General Pages: A Typical Trip including Tips for Teachers | Why I Study the Civil War | Links
These pages reflect 20 seasons of field trips taken as part of a class with Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Our leader is Professor Charles P. Poland; the course is "Advanced Civil War."
This is a work in progress. Thanks for visiting.
Strasburg, VA 22657
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