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USA Civil war

Hello, I am from Lithuania and this summer I am going to The USA and I am little bit keen on historical wars(USA Civil war). Maybe you could recommend me any monuments, museums or battles fields, which I should visit. Thank you for yours answers :)

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As you may know, the US Civil War is one of the best-documented conflicts in history. It is the first war in which nearly all the combatants were literate, so there are hundreds of thousands of letters, diaries, memoirs, and other primary sources. It's also the first war to be documented in photographs. I don't know how easy it is for you to access these materials, but you might want to start with a visit to a good library to get an idea of the scope of information available.

There are many, many battlefields across the South, most adorned with monuments and accompanied by interpretive museums. You could spend years (believe me, people have!) going from battlefield to battlefield. There are thousands of Americans who spend their vacations re-enacting battles and other events of the world. Try entering "Civil War Re-enactors" in Google and you should be able to find the schedule of some events.

The most famous of the battlefields, and the one you really should not miss, is Gettysburg, in Pennsylvania. For three days in July, the two armies fought what proved to be the decisive engagement of the war. Thousands died in these peaceful fields. Dedicating the cemetery, Abraham Lincoln gave what is arguably the most famous speech in American history. Go there, and you'll find lots to see and do.
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Richmond, Virginia was the capitol of the Confederacy. Monument Avenue, one of the most beautiful streets in Richmond is lined with impressive statues depicting confederate war heroes and other notable historical figures. For more info on the Civil War look up the Museum of the Confederacy.
Richmond, Virginia was the capitol of the Confederacy. Monument Avenue, one of the most beautiful streets in Richmond is lined with impressive statues depicting confederate war heroes and other notable historical figures. For more info on the Civil War look up the Museum of the Confederacy.
Hello, As a historian the first post that i read that discussed your trip is very true. You could spend years doing this sort of travel. I have gone from field to field and it is something I will probably do for the rest of my life. Richmond and Washington DC are only about 160 Km from each other placing a lot of history between those two cities. Richmond, and for the most part the state of Virginia has a lot of museums dedicated to this time and war. You WILL hear people refer to it as the War between the States, or the War of Northern Aggression. Try to find a theme of the things you want to see, such as decisive battles or if you have a favorite general or troop try to see were they fought and trek those first. Having that helps filter out what you want to do and can maybe help localize you to a set of places. For example you could do the last Battles of the War which would pretty much keep you in the state of Virginia. Another option would be Northern battle grounds and see where that would take you. Many southern Cities have museums dedicated to this as well as you can see numerous southern plantations. The question is how far and for how long are you willing to travel to see these places, because the list is endless.

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