Thursday, May 1, 2008

Insiders' Guide to Civil War Sites in the Eastern Theater (Third Edition)

by Rebecca Pawlowski and Eric Ethier

From the publisher:
The Civil War enthusiast will find much of interest in this guide to more than 20 tours to Civil War sites in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Suggestions for accommodations and restaurants are included, as well as history, trivia, and lore about the sites and personalities of the War between the States.

For more than twenty years, the Insiders’ Guide series has remained the essential source for in-depth travel information. Each guide is written by locals and true insiders and offers a personal, practical perspective that readers everywhere have come to know and love.

Enter the vast expanse of The Eastern Theater––the land east of the Appalachian Mountains from near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the Atlantic Coast, and south to the Virginia-North Carolina border––and discover a world of Civil War history. Let this book be your guide as you set out to explore the region’s top Civil War attractions including the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park at the tri-state crossroads of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Inside you'll find:

• Excerpts from the diaries, letters, and memoirs of the men who fought in the
Civil War
• A glossary of Civil War terminology
• Special features on military and civic leaders
• Helpful listings of restaurants, accommodations, and special events in each area