Trip 5 - Touring Civil War battlefields from Texas to Gettysburg and back

a trip by William
From: May 5th 2011
Until: June 27th 2011

Trip 5 – May 5 – June 27, 2011 - Touring Civil War battlegrounds from Texas to Gettysburg and back, also Washington DC – Bryan through East Texas to Louisiana and Kisatchie National Forest north of De Ridder, Natchez, The Natchez Trace, Rocky Springs Campground, then Mississippi - Vicksburg (Vicksburg Battleground, Vicksburg battleground museum, Old courthouse museum, the murals alongside the river, and the casino’s. I visited during the flooding of the Mississippi River.), Natchez Trace again to Jeff Busby Campground, Tupelo, Brices Crossroads Battleground, Corinth, then Tennessee - Shiloh National Military Park, Tim Ford State Park campground, Chattanooga (Chicamagua and Chattanooga battlegrounds and Lookout Mountain), Cherokee National Forest, Cherohala Scenic Skyway, North River Campground, Bald River Falls, then North Carolina – Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Lake Lure, Charlotte, then Virginia – Danville (last capital of the Confederacy), Appomattox Court House, Sailors Creek Battlefield, Fredericksburg and Fredericksburg battlefield, Prince William’s Forest Park, Washington DC, Mall and Smithsonian, too many museums to mention, White House), Quantico Marine Base and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Manassas Battlefield (Bull Run), Stephen F. Udar-Hazy Center (an air museum by Dulles airport that houses aircraft too big for the Smithsonian, such as the Enola Gay), Harpers Ferry, Antietam Battleground (Sharpsburg), then Pennsylvania to the Gettysburg Battlefield, then back South again through Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee (stopping at the Parkers Crossroads Battlefield), Mississippi (stopping at Vicksburg again), Arkansas, Louisiana, and finally back to Texas.
Trip Length: 8 weeks
Blog Entries: 41
Photos: 279
Words: 15519

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 5th 2011 Preparing to depart North America » United States » Texas » Bryan
May 9th 2011 The Plan North America » United States » Texas » Bryan
May 10th 2011 Bryan , Texas to Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana North America » United States » Louisiana » DeRidder
May 11th 2011 Fullerton Lake, La to Rocky Springs Campground, Natchez Trace North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez Trace
May 12th 2011 Vicksburg Day 1 North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 12th 2011 Vicksburg battleground Diorama North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 13th 2011 Vicksburg Day 2 North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 14th 2011 Vicksburg Day 3 North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 15th 2011 Vicksburg Day 4 May 15,2011 North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 16th 2011 Vicksburg to Jeff Busby Campground North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 17th 2011 Jeff Busby to Shiloh North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg
May 18th 2011 Savannah, Tn to Tim Ford State Park North America » United States » Tennessee » Winchester
May 19th 2011 Rat killing and Twilight Zone North America » United States » Tennessee » Winchester
May 20th 2011 Chattanooga North America » United States » Tennessee » Chattanooga
May 21st 2011 Chattanooga day 2 North America » United States » Tennessee » Chattanooga
May 22nd 2011 Chattanooga to Cherokee National Forest North America » United States » Tennessee » Cherokee National Forest
May 23rd 2011 North River Campground to Smokey Mountains National Park North America » United States » North Carolina
May 24th 2011 Great Smokey Mountains to Charlotte North America » United States » North Carolina » Charlotte
May 29th 2011 Charlotte May 24 - 29 North America » United States » North Carolina » Charlotte
May 31st 2011 May 30 - Preparing to resume tour North America » United States » North Carolina » Charlotte
May 31st 2011 Charlotte, NC to Appomattox Court House, Virginia North America » United States » Virginia » Appomattox
June 3rd 2011 Appomattox Court House to Fredericksburg, Virginia North America » United States » Virginia » Appomattox
June 3rd 2011 June 2 Fredericksburg Day 1 North America » United States » Virginia » Fredericksburg
June 6th 2011 Washington DC June 6, 2011 North America » United States » District of Columbia
June 6th 2011 Washington DC Day 3 Evening North America » United States » District of Columbia
June 10th 2011 DC Thursday June 9 North America » United States » District of Columbia
June 11th 2011 DC Day 7 North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
June 14th 2011 DC National Gallery of Art and "gourmet" pizza North America » United States » District of Columbia
June 14th 2011 National Museum of the Marine Corps North America » United States » Virginia » Quantico
June 14th 2011 National Zoo Washington DC North America » United States » District of Columbia
June 15th 2011 Manassas, Air and Space Museum Hanger North America » United States » District of Columbia
June 16th 2011 Jackson at Harpers Ferry North America » United States » West Virginia » Harpers Ferry
June 17th 2011 Antietam North America » United States » Maryland
June 18th 2011 Gettysburg North America » United States » Pennsylvania » Gettysburg
June 19th 2011 Hagerstown, Maryland to Wytheville, Virginia North America » United States » Virginia
June 20th 2011 Wytheville North America » United States » Virginia
June 21st 2011 Heading into West Virginia North America » United States » Virginia
June 21st 2011 Wytheville , Va to Lexington, Kentucky North America » United States » West Virginia
June 23rd 2011 Lexington , Ky to Forrest City, Arkansas North America » United States » Tennessee
June 24th 2011 Forrest City, Arkansas to Vicksburg, Miss. North America » United States » Mississippi
June 26th 2011 Vicksburg, Mississippi to Bryan, Texas North America » United States » Mississippi
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