Despite writing this blog for a number of years now, it may surprise some readers to know that I have never had the opportunity to visit any of the American Civil War battlefields. Fortunately (and after a few false starts) I am finally in a position to rectify this, and hopefully catch some sesquicentennial events as well. I will be travelling to Washington D.C. in early May, and hope to be on the Wilderness battlefield for 5th May and Spotsylvania on the 12th. I intend to visit a number of other Civil War battlefields and take in some of the sights around Virginia and the capital. If any readers have suggestions as to what I should add to my itinerary I would love to hear from you!
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August 23, 2013 | 26 Comments
Author:Damian ShielsI am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.
- The Pope’s Irish Soldiers and the Civil War November 9, 2010
- Ireland’s Forgotten Famine Generation September 8, 2012
- Medal of Honor: Sergeant Dennis J.F. Murphy, 14th Wisconsin Infantry January 31, 2011
- Naming Over 800 Union Soldiers Who Supported the Poor of Ireland March 15, 2013
- A Civil War Flag for the Irish People December 2, 2010
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