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Civil War Sites in the South
The War Between the States
It was the deadliest war in American history, with more soldiers
being killed or wounded in single days than in years of fighting
in other conflicts. The Civil War has been known by many
names - the War of the Rebellion, the War Against Slavery, the
War to Preserve the Union, the War for Southern Independence,
the War Against Northern Aggression are examples - but none
really capture the magnitude and horror of the conflict.

More than one million Americans lost their lives in this war,
more than in all other U.S. conflicts combined. Cities were
bombarded, burned or destroyed. Thousands of civilians were
left homeless while thousands more suffered from hunger, lack
of medicine and misery due to a blockade that strangled the
Southern states. And although the causes of the conflict remain
debated to this day, its results are undeniable. Tens of
thousands of Americans were set free and the United States
emerged from the Civil War into a new role as a world power.

Memories of the war are still very much alive in the South. The
landscape is dotted with battlefields, cemeteries, ruins and
memorials to the most brutal conflict in American history. It had
such an impact on the South because it happened here. The
landscape was devastated by war and the memories linger on.

To begin your exploration of Civil War battlefields and historic
sites across the South, simply follow the links below:
Confederate Artillery Position
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Rodman Cannon
Fort Moultrie National Monument
South Carolina
Union Earthworks
Historic Blakely State Park
Siege Artillery at South Fort
Vicksburg National Military Park
"Lest We Forget" Monument
Natural Bridge Battlefield
South Carolina
Lake Providence
Grant's Canal Park
Monuments to Native American Soldiers
Honey Springs Battlefield
Checotah, Oklahoma