Touring the Carolinas' Civil War Sites

Touring the Carolinas' Civil War Sites


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Combination history and auto-tour book that helps travelers find the battles, skirmishes, forts, graves, memorial statures. cemeteries, and towns that played a part in the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895871466
Publisher: John F Blair, Publisher
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Series: Touring the Backroads Series
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 7.56(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

South Carolina 1

Tour 1 The War Ignites Tour, Part I 2


Tour 2 The War Ignites Tour, Part II 26

Charleston, James Island, Sullivan's Island, Georgetown

Tour 3 The Sea Islands Tour 34

Hilton Head Island, Parris Island, Beaufort

Tour 4 The Columbia Burns Tour 52


Tour 5 The Sherman's Feint Tour 68

Winnsboro, Chester, Union, Fort Mill

Tour 6 The Sherman's Exit Tour 82

Camden, Sumter, Cheraw, Darlington, Florence

Tour 7 The Dead Generals and Gunpowder Tour 104

Clemson; Pendleton; Abbeville; Cokesbury; Edgefield; Aiken; Augusta, Georgia; Barnwell; Ehrhardt; Orangeburg

North Carolina

Tour 8 The Coastal War Tour 120

Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks

Tour 9 The Union's Base Tour 132

New Bern

Tour 10 The Fall of Fort Macon Tour 148

Morehead City and Beaufort

Tour 11 The Railroad Defense Tour 158

Creswell, Elizabeth City, Gatesville, Winton, Jackson, Weldon, Warrenton

Tour 12 The River Cities Tour 180

Halifax, Tarboro, Hamilton, Plymouth, Washington, Chocowinity

Tour 13 The Foster's Raid Tour 194

Kinston, Seven Springs, Goldsboro

Tour 14 The Mountain War Tour 208

Cherokee, Waynesville, Flat Rock, Asheville, Marshall

Tour 15 The Mountain Characters Tour 224

Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Linville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Elkin, White Plains, Siloam

Tour 16 The Ramseur Tour 236

Morganton and Lincolnton

Tour 17 The Piedmont Invasion Tour 242

Danbury, Pilot Mountain, Bethania, Winston-Salem, High Point, Jamestown, Greensboro, Milton

Tour 18 The Salisbury to Statesville Tour 256

Salisbury, Charlotte, Davidson, Statesville

Tour 19 The Bentonville Battle Tour 264

Fayetteville, Averasboro Battlefield, Bentonville Battlefield

Tour 20 The Wilmington Forts Tour 280

Wilmington, Fort Fisher, Southport, Fort Anderson

Tour 21 The Surrender Tour 308

Raleigh, Hillsborough, Durham

Appendix 329

Bibliography 346

Index 348

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Reviewed by Molly E. for Readers Favorite I don't read many non-fiction books, but when I do, they have to be REALLY awesome sounding. I am also a big history lover, on top of being from North Carolina, so I jumped on the chance to review Touring The Carolina's Civil War Sites. I was most pleased with the results! One of the sites that is mentioned in this book is Bentonville. I am 30 minutes or so from this site, and my kids, parents and I LOVE to go here! It has a unique feel to the atmosphere (not quite haunted, but not quite unhaunted, either). This was the last big battle area for the war, and it's truly a magnificent place to tour. Filled with detailed events, sites and tours, this book also includes maps and photos of the areas. You can get a feel of what to expect just by browsing through it. Johnson's writing style is specific and highly informative, making this a fantastic guide to the many, many sites throughout North and South Carolina. This is a book that I would highly recommend to not only travelers and history buffs, but families looking for fun and informative places to take their children. Many of the places have museums, trails, or shops that the children can enjoy with walking, looking and purchasing their own piece of history through replicas. Many thanks to Mr. Johnson for his thorough research and fantastic, richly detailed sites for us Civil War buffs!