Touring Virginia's and West Virginia's Civil War Sites
To most history travelers, Virginia is the Civil War. It is the state where the Battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, the Wilderness, and Manassas took place. The city of Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy. Appomattox saw the surrender of Lee to Grant. The campaigns that were fought here were led by some of the war's most visible leaders -- Lee, Jackson, Grant, Meade, Sheridan, Stuart, Mosby.
This guide also includes West Virginia, which was created from a section of Virginia early in the war.
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A. P. Hill Appomattox Appomattox Court House artillery attack battle battlefield blocks bridge Brigade Brown buried cannons captured Carolina cavalry cemetery church Colonel command Confederacy Continue Corps Court House cross Davis death died display Drive east Federals fighting fire fought Fredericksburg front Front Royal Grant grave Harpers Ferry head headquarters Hill historical marker horse J. E. B. Stuart James Jefferson Davis John killed Lee's Lexington Lincoln located Longstreet look Main Street Manassas McClellan McNeill miles minie ball monument Mosby Mosby's Mountain moved museum never officers ordered Petersburg president raid rangers ready to leave regiments Retrace your route Return to U.S. Richmond river road rode Seven Days Battles Shenandoah Valley Sheridan shot side slaves South Southern statue Stonewall Jackson surrender took town troops turn left turn right Union army Union soldiers visitor center walk Washington West Point West Virginia wounded yards