Sunday, July 1, 2007

Civil War Sites, 2nd Edition: The Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail

by Civil War Preservation Trust

From the publisher:
This easy-to-use guide, completely revised and updated in clear, concise prose, features more than hundreds of sites in 31 states--solemn battlefields, gracious mansions, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, and more.

Specific directions, hours, and contact information help to plan the trip; evocative description and detailed maps help orient you when you're there. Also, boxed sidebars highlight select people and events of the Civil War.

From CWBN:
As of this posting, there is no news about the new guide on CWPT's web site. We therefore do not know what has changed in this update of the 1998 edition. A description of the 1998 edition (whish updated a 1996 release) appears below:
The Civil War Discovery Trail — more than 400 sites in 24 states — tells the real story of the Civil War & its impact on America. Includes a description & details of every site — battlefields, antebellum plantations, Underground Railroad sites, historic homes, state parks, cemeteries, memorials, museums, & more. An easy-to-use, state-by-state organization that lets you locate the sites quickly & easily. Also contains a brief historical look at a nation divided, plus an overview of each states role in the War. Plus, a complete reenactment & special events calendar. Detailed, accurate orientation maps that help you plan your itinerary.