SELECTED   National Park Sites of the Civil War Shilo Antietam See Your Country!
Today’s Battlefields <ul><li>Our historic battlefields of the Civil War are mostly preserved as National Park sites.  They...
Today’s Battlefields <ul><li>In today’s world, these protected areas  are often found in highly populated urban areas. The...
Antietam Battlefield <ul><li>September 17, 1862  </li></ul><ul><li>Major loss of life on  both sides of the battle.  </li>...
Antietam Battlefield <ul><li>Lee was forced to retreat,  ending southern incursions  into Maryland. </li></ul><ul><li>Linc...
Antietam Battlefield  Today <ul><li>The national  battlefield  property includes  over 3,250 acres  of farmland,  pastures...
Shiloh National Military Park   <ul><li>April 6 - April 7, 1862  </li></ul><ul><li>This area was critical in  general to b...
Shiloh National Military Park   <ul><li>Confederates had the initial  advantage of a surprise attack,  but were beaten bac...
Shiloh National Military Park  Today <ul><li>Shiloh National  Military Park  has over  4,200 acres.  </li></ul>
References <ul><li>American Battlefield Protection Program http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. SELECTED National Park Sites of the Civil War Shilo Antietam See Your Country!
  2. 2. Today’s Battlefields <ul><li>Our historic battlefields of the Civil War are mostly preserved as National Park sites. They are not necessarily National Parks – as there are different designations for types of parks in the park system. </li></ul><ul><li>These parks have fantastic Visitor Centers that interpret the particular history of that site as well as the context of the wider war. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Battlefields <ul><li>In today’s world, these protected areas are often found in highly populated urban areas. They preserve a landscape from the era of the Civil War and can also serve as important wildlife refuges. They are beautiful places. </li></ul><ul><li>See your country! Plan a trip around Civil War national park sites. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Antietam Battlefield <ul><li>September 17, 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>Major loss of life on both sides of the battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln’s general, McClellan, had been criticized prior to this battle for a lack of aggression and initiative. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Antietam Battlefield <ul><li>Lee was forced to retreat, ending southern incursions into Maryland. </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation immediately following this bloody battle </li></ul>
  6. 6. Antietam Battlefield Today <ul><li>The national battlefield property includes over 3,250 acres of farmland, pastures and forest in rural Maryland. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shiloh National Military Park <ul><li>April 6 - April 7, 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>This area was critical in general to both sides of the war, as it is on the Tennessee River – a vital transportation route </li></ul><ul><li>This battle was also a fight for the key railroad junction at Corinth, Mississippi. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shiloh National Military Park <ul><li>Confederates had the initial advantage of a surprise attack, but were beaten back by the northern forces under the command of General Grant. </li></ul><ul><li>The Federal Army subsequently advanced into the Mississippi Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of life was heavy on both sides </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shiloh National Military Park Today <ul><li>Shiloh National Military Park has over 4,200 acres. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>American Battlefield Protection Program http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Antietam National Battlefield http://www.nps.gov/anti/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Shiloh National Military Park http:// www.nps.gov/shil / </li></ul>
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