Civil War History As Told by Its Battlefield Monuments and Historical Markers
From 1861 to 1865 great armies fought in a terrible Civil War for competing visions of America. Gettysburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Cedar Creek - the places where they clashed are written in blood in our nation's history. The armies are long gone, but they left behind sentinels that guard their memory, messages carved in stone for future generations.
Stone Sentinels tours the battlefield monuments and historical markers that tell the story of America's Civil War in the East. There are photographs of each monument and marker, many with detailed closeups. Inscriptions are provided as live text. Maps locate them on the battlefield, and background information puts them into context and helps fill in their story.
Over 1,200 monuments and markers from the largest battle of the war and one of the turning points of history.
Stonewall Jackson's last battle and Lee's greatest victory. It was the bloodiest battle of the war until Gettysburg.
A beautiful region of mountains, farms and streams, as well as battlefields at Front Royal, Winchester, New Market, and Cedar Creek.
Antietam, or Sharpsburg
Over 300 monuments and markers commemorate the single bloodiest day of American history.
The prelude to Antietam took place in
three strategic gaps in Maryland's South Mountain
Its capture by "Stonewall" Jackson was the largest surrender of U.S. troops until World War II.