Civil War Battlefields
The Civil War was a devastating time in the history of this great nation. It was a war in which brother fought against brother over the issues of slavery and states' rights. It was a war that affected everyone and in many different ways. Some women dressed up as men to join the war as women were not allowed to fight. Other women, such as Belle Boyd, became spies. Belle Boyd was eventually captured and imprisoned. And who can forget such battles as Gettysburg, Bull Run (Manasses), Richmond which encompassed over 200 miles, and Antietam (Sharpsburg) which has come to be known as the bloodiest day in America's history as over 23,000 soldiers lost their lives that day? Then there are the stories of the prison camps like Andersonville and Libby in the South and Elmira, NY, in the North. The pictures below are some of the battlefields that I have personally visited. The battlefields are now quiet, but can you hear the sounds of the roaring cannons and the firing of the muskets as the battlefields come to life in the 1860's?
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