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Peninsula Campaign Driving Tour – Part 2

– Civil War Series – The 1862 Peninsula Campaign, intended by the Union to put a decisive end to the Civil War by capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, began with a slow start. Gen. George McClellan, despite setting out … Continue reading

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Malvern Hill Trail (Richmond National Battlefield Park, VA)

– Civil War Series – Malvern Hill is one of the country’s best-preserved Civil War battlefields and marked the culmination of the Seven Days’ Battles, a series of engagements outside Richmond, Virginia in June-July 1862 that ended Union Gen. George … Continue reading

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Gaines’ Mill Trail (Richmond National Battlefield Park, VA)

– Civil War Series – Following General Robert E. Lee’s defeat the day prior at Beaver Dam Creek, the Confederate Army won a decisive but costly victory on June 27, 1862 in the Battle of Gaines’ Mill. Attempting to catch … Continue reading

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Beaver Dam Creek Trail (Richmond National Battlefield Park, VA)

– Civil War Series – The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek—also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville or Ellerson’s Mill—is widely remembered today for being General Robert E. Lee’s debut as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. With the … Continue reading

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Drewry’s Bluff Trail (Richmond National Battlefield Park, VA)

– Civil War Series – As Union gunboats approached Richmond, the Confederate capital, on the morning of May 15, 1862, they were greeted with a hail of heavy artillery fire from what would come to be known as Drewry’s Bluff, … Continue reading

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, TX

There’s no doubt that the iconic Alamo, site of the famous battle in 1836, is the most famous mission in San Antonio, Texas. Although the oldest in the area, the Alamo was neither the largest nor the most populated of … Continue reading

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Weir Farm National Historic Site, CT

Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only National Park Service unit in Connecticut and the only NPS site in the country dedicated to the visual arts. Weir Farm, the summer home of Julian Alden Weir, commemorates the life and … Continue reading

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Nature Trail (George Washington Birthplace National Monument, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The roughly one-mile Nature Trail at Virginia’s George Washington Birthplace National Monument offers a short journey through peaceful woodlands situated across Dancing Marsh from the main historic area. The forest was the old stomping grounds … Continue reading

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument, VA

– Revolutionary War Series – George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Tidewater Virginia is, at least to some degree, a fraud. Yes, to the best of our knowledge, the Revolutionary War hero and first U.S. president was born here, on … Continue reading

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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, MD

– Revolutionary War Series – Thomas Stone National Historic Site commemorates the life of Thomas Stone, a Maryland planter and politician during the Declaration of Independence. Aside from signing the Declaration of Independence, there is little notable about the soft-spoken … Continue reading

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