09 February 2014 by Published in: Battlefield stomping 15 comments

I was asked how many Civil War battlefields and sites I have visited. It took a lot of thought to answer that question, but here goes, in no particular order:

Ball’s Bluff
Gettysburg
Westminster, MD (Corbit’s Charge)
Carlisle (I went to college there–that made it easy)
Hanover
Monterey Pass
Boonsboro
Williamsport
Hunterstown
Fairfield
Sporting Hill
Oyster Point
McConnellsburg
Cunningham’s Crossroads
Greencastle
Hagerstown
Funkstown
Falling Waters
Smithsburg
Aldie
Middleburg
Upperville
First Brandy Station (August 20, 1862)
Second Brandy Station (June 9, 1863)
Third Brandy Station (August 1, 1863)
Fourth Brandy Station (October 11, 1863)
Culpeper (September 13, 1863)
First Rappahannock Station
Second Rappahannock Station
Buckland Mills
Mine Run
First Winchester
Second Winchester
Third Winchester
First Kernstown
Second Kernstown
Orange Court House (August 7, 1862)
Cedar Mountain
Bristoe Station
Thoroughfare Gap
Brawner’s Farm
First Bull Run
Second Bull Run
Chantilly
Harpers Ferry
South Mountain
Antietam
Shepherdstown
Second Ride Around McClellan
Glendale
Malvern Hill
Beaver Dam Creek
Gaine’s Mill
Yorktown
Williamsburg
Jack’s Shop
Raccoon Ford
Fredericksburg
Second Fredericksburg
Hartwood Church
Kelly’s Ford
Chancellorsville
Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
Wilderness
Spotsylvania Court House
Todd’s Tavern
Yellow Tavern
Meadow Bridges
North Anna
Haw’s Shop
Old Church
Totopotomy Creek
Cold Harbor
Trevilian Station
Samaria (St. Mary’s) Church
Staunton River Bridge
First Reams Station
Second Reams Station
Sappony Church
Petersburg
Pamplin Park
White Oak Road
Dinwiddie Court House
Five Forks
Sutherland’s Station
High Bridge
Appomattox Station
Appomattox Court House
Cross Keys
Harrisonburg
New Market
Piedmont
Monocacy
Fort Stevens
Fisher’s Hill
Tom’s Brook
Hupp’s Hill
Cedar Creek
Lewisburg, WV
White Sulphur Springs
Tebbs Bend
Corydon
Buffington Island
Perryville
Mill Springs
McLemore’s Cove
Chickamauga
Wauhatchie
Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga
Shelbyville
Tullahoma Campaign
Fort Donelson
Shiloh
Corinth
Vicksburg
Jackson
Dalton
Tunnel Hill
Pickett’s Mill
Kennesaw Mountain
Pine Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Peachtree Creek
Jonesboro
Wilson’s Creek
Pea Ridge
Prairie Grove
Westport
Blue River
Hatteras
New Bern
Fort Fisher
Forks Road
Monroe’s Crossroads
Fayetteville
Averasboro
Bentonville
Fort Sumter
Secessionville
Franklin
Hoover’s Gap

Other Civil War Sites:

Bennett Place
Fort Anderson
Fort Holmes (Bald Head Island, NC)
Fort Johnston (Southport, NC)
Fort Caswell (Oak Island, NC)
Fort Zachary Taylor (Key West, FL)
Fort Defiance (Clarksville, TN)
Fortress Monroe
Hampton Roads
Ford’s Theater
Miscellaneous Mosby sites throughout Virginia
Camp Chase (here in Columbus, OH, where I live)
Johnson’s Island
Fort De Russy (Washington, DC)
Fort Couch (Camp Hill, PA)
Camp Curtin (Harrisburg, PA)
Fort Negley (Nashville, TN)
Fort Smith (Oklahoma)
Exchange Hotel (Gordonsville, VA)
Fort Drum (Los Angeles, CA)
The Presidio (San Francisco, CA)
White House of the Confederacy
Tredegar Iron Works
Fayetteville Arsenal

I’m sure there’s more. Those are the ones that come to mind.

What battlefields have you visited?

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Comments

  1. Bob Evans
    Sun 09th Feb 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Quite an impressive list Eric.

    I’ve only been to the following:
    Gettysburg
    Chattanooga
    1st Bull Run
    Antietam

    And Morgan’s Surrender Monument and the outlying area in Columbiana County.

  2. Sun 09th Feb 2014 at 8:16 pm

    It just means that you have to get out more, Bob. :-)

  3. William Olenick
    Sun 09th Feb 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Gettysburg
    Antietam
    Cedar Creek
    Fisher Hill
    Tom’s Brook
    New Market
    Malvern Hill
    Fredericksburg
    Fort Pulaski
    Fort Sumter
    Chancellorsville
    Wilderness
    Spotsylvania
    Bentonville
    Monroe’s Crossroads
    Petersburg
    Murfreesboro
    Pea Ridge
    Wilson Creek
    Prairie Grove
    First Bull Run
    Second Bull Run
    Fort Fisher
    Averasboro

  4. Chris Van Blargan
    Sun 09th Feb 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Not quite as prolific a list, but here’s mine:

    Ft. Sumter
    Big Bethel
    1st Manassas
    Blackburn’s Ford
    Scary Creek
    Barboursville WVA
    Carnifex Ferry
    Cheat Mountain
    Gyandotte
    Santa Rosa Island
    St. Louis Riot
    Boonesboro MO
    Carthage
    Wilson’s Creek
    Lexington, MO
    Ball’s Bluff
    Hatteras Inlet
    Roanoke Island
    New Bere
    Pensacola Bay
    Camp Walton
    Yorktown
    Dam No. 1
    Hampton Roads
    Williamsburg
    Pea Ridge
    Fort Pulaski
    Fort Donelson
    Shiloh
    Memphis
    Lone Jack
    1st Cynthiana
    2nd Cynthiana
    Richmond KY
    Siege of Cincinnati
    Perryville
    Harper’s Ferry
    South Mountain
    Antietam
    Fredericksburg
    Prarie Grove
    Chickasaw Bayou
    Vicksburg
    Gettysburg
    Bayou Fourche
    Buffington Island
    1st Franklin
    Chickamauga
    Chattanooga
    Mine Run
    New Market
    Elkin’s Ferry
    Prarie D’Ane
    Poison Springs
    Camden
    Mark’s Mills
    Jenkin’s Ferry
    Lewisburg
    Monocacy
    Ft. Stevens
    Petersburg
    Ream’s Station
    Weldon Railroad
    Spring Hill
    2nd Franklin
    Nashville
    Big Blue
    Westport
    Mine Creek
    Fort McAllister
    Mobile Bay
    Averasboro
    Bentonville
    Hatcher’s Run
    White Oak Road
    Five Forks
    Sutherland Station
    Sailor’s Creek
    High Bridge
    Cumberland Church
    Appomattox

  5. John Foskett
    Mon 10th Feb 2014 at 11:58 am

    Well, not even within shouting distance of that many. In addition to the “usual suspects” (Gettysburg, Antietam, F’burg/C’ville/Spots’v/Wilderness, the Richmond battlefields, and Petersburg) I have been to Glorieta Pass and Valverde. Sadly, it dawned on me that i’ve been to nearly as many NHL arenas.

  6. Chris Evans
    Mon 10th Feb 2014 at 12:09 pm

    For me (that I can think of off hand):
    Shiloh
    Chickamauga
    Chattanooga
    Fort Gaines
    Fort Morgan
    Fort Pickens
    Fort Pike
    Vicksburg
    Tupelo
    Brice’s Cross Roads
    Kennesaw Mountain
    Blakely
    Andersonville

  7. Alton Bunn
    Mon 10th Feb 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Wow I feel like a slacker after reading that list.

  8. dan
    Mon 10th Feb 2014 at 2:37 pm

    show off.
    8^>

  9. Jack Decker
    Mon 10th Feb 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Antietam
    Appomattox Courthouse
    Appomattox Station
    Atlanta
    Bentonville
    Big Black River Bridge
    Blackburn’s Ford
    Brawner’s Farm
    Brice’s Crossroads
    Buffington Island
    Bull Run, First
    Bull Run, Second
    Cedar Creek
    Cedar Mountain
    Champion Hill
    Chancellorsville
    Charleston Harbor
    Chattanooga
    Chicamaugua
    Chicksaw Bayou
    City Point
    Cold Harbor
    Corinth
    Crater, The
    Cross Keys
    Cumberland Church
    Ezra Church
    Fallen Timbers
    Five Forks
    Fort Donaldson
    Fort Harrison
    Fort Morgan / Mobile Bay
    Fort Pulaski
    Fort Stedman
    Fort Sumter/Fort Moultree
    Franklin
    Fredericksburg, First
    Fredericksburg, Second
    Gaines Mill
    Gettysburg
    Glendale
    Glorietta Pass (Inaccessible)
    Griswoldville
    Harpers Ferry
    High Bridge
    Hunterstown
    Iuka
    Jonesborough
    Kennesaw Mountain
    Lookout Mountain
    Malvern Hill
    March to the Sea / Savannah
    Mechanicsville
    Monocacy
    Nashville / Fort Negley
    New Market
    Oak Grove
    Pamplin Military Park
    Parkers Cross Roads
    Petersburg
    Perryville
    Phillipi
    Pickett’s Mill
    Port Gibson
    Port Republic
    Raymond
    Richmond
    Seven Pines
    Sabine Pass
    Salem Church
    Savages Station
    Sayler’s Creek
    Shepherdstown
    Shiloh
    South Mountain
    Spotsylvania
    Spring Hill
    Stones River
    Sutherland’s Station
    Thoroughfare Gap
    Trevilian Station
    Tupelo
    Vicksburg
    White Oak Swamp
    Wilderness
    Williamsburg
    Williamsport
    Winchester
    Yorktown

  10. John Imhof
    Mon 10th Feb 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Saw 37 that I know of in a 10 day period in 1995. As I gathered local books along the way I realized how many I had missed or actually gone through without knowledge.

  11. Dayton
    Tue 11th Feb 2014 at 9:03 am

    Eric, just curious what your top 5 (in random order)favorite battlefields to visit are out of your list. There’s definitely a lot to choose from! Thanks for another fun post.

  12. Mike Peters
    Tue 18th Feb 2014 at 9:36 am

    Eric,

    You left Salem Church off your list.

  13. Buck Buchanan
    Wed 05th Mar 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Been at this since I was 19…and I am now deep into middle age….and realize I have no life!

    1st & 2nd Deep Bottom
    1st & 2nd Franklin
    1st & 2nd Manassas
    1st, 2nd & 3rd Winchester
    Alexandria, LA
    Antietam
    Appomattox Court House
    Appomattox Station
    Arkansas Post
    Atlanta
    Averasboro
    Ball’s Bluff
    Barboursville WVA
    Bayou Fourche
    Beaver Dam Creek
    Beefsteak Raid
    Bentonville
    Big Bethel
    Big Black River Bridge
    Boonesboro MO
    Brandy Station
    Brice’s Crossroads
    Bristoe Station
    Buckland Mills
    Camp Allegheny
    Carlisle
    Carnifex Ferry
    Carthage
    Cedar Creek
    Cedar Mountain
    Champion Hill
    Chancellorsville
    Chantilly
    Chattanooga
    Cheat Mountain
    Chester Station
    Chicamaugua
    Chickamauga
    Chicksaw Bayou
    City Point
    Cold Harbor
    Corinth
    Cross Keys
    Dinwiddie Court House
    Drewry’s Bluff
    Droop Mountain
    Fayetteville
    Fisher’s Hill
    Five Forks
    Fort Donelson
    Fort Harrison
    Fort McAllister
    Fort Pulaski
    Fort Smith
    Fort Stedman
    Fort Stevens
    Franklin
    Fredericksburg
    Gaines Mill
    Gettysburg
    Glendale
    Gyandotte
    Hagerstown
    Hampton Roads
    Hanover
    Harper’s Ferry
    Harrisonburg
    Hartwood Church
    Hatcher’s Run
    Hatteras
    Hatteras Inlet
    Haw’s Shop
    High Bridge
    Honey Springs
    Hoover’s Gap
    Hunterstown
    Hupp’s Hill
    Iuka
    Jack’s Shop
    Jackson
    Jenkin’s Ferry
    Jonesborough
    Kelly’s Ford
    Kennesaw Mountain
    Kernstown
    Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
    Lawrence, KS
    Lewisburg, WV
    Lexington, MO
    Lone Jack
    Lookout Mountain
    Malvern Hill
    Mansfield
    Marais des Cygnes
    Mechanicsville
    Memphis
    Middleburg
    Mill Springs
    Mine Creek
    Mine Run
    Monocacy
    Monroe’s Crossroads
    Monterey Pass
    Namozine Church
    Nashville / Fort Negley
    New Market
    Newtonia
    North Anna
    Oak Grove
    Orange Court House
    Pamplin Park
    Parkers Cross Roads
    Pea Ridge
    Peachtree Creek
    Perryville
    Petersburg
    Phillipi
    Piedmont
    Pine Mountain
    Pleasant Hill
    Port Gibson
    Port Republic
    Port Walthall Junction
    Prairie Grove
    Rappahannock Station
    Raymond
    Ream’s Station
    Reams Station
    Richmond
    Richmond KY
    Ride Around McClellan
    Roanoke Island
    Round Mountain
    Sabine Pass
    Saint Albans, VT
    Salem Church
    Saltville
    Sappony Church
    Savages Station
    Saylor’s Creek
    Seven Pines
    Shepherdstown
    Shiloh
    South Mountain
    Sporting Hill
    Spotsylvania
    Spring Hill
    Staunton River Bridge
    Stones River
    Sutherland Station
    The Crater
    Thoroughfare Gap
    Todd’s Tavern
    Tom’s Brook
    Totopotomy Creek
    Trevilian Station
    Tullahoma Campaign
    Tunnel Hill
    Tupelo
    Vicksburg
    Weldon Railroad
    Westminster, MD
    Westport
    White Oak Road
    White Oak Swamp
    White Sulphur Springs
    Wilderness
    Williamsburg
    Wilson’s Creek
    Wilson-Kautz Raid
    Winchester
    Yellow Tavern
    Yorktown

  14. Tom Squires
    Fri 14th Mar 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Some of the best fishing I have ever experienced was in Charleston Harbor just about 50 yards off of Ft. Sumter ? Does that count ??)

  15. Todd Miller
    Tue 13th May 2014 at 1:14 pm

    How many of you have been to Fort Fizzle? I think I may have you there Eric. You pretty much bested me on all the others.

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