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    • SELECTED National Park Sites of the Civil War Shilo Antietam See Your Country!
    • Today’s Battlefields
      • 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.
      • These parks have fantastic Visitor Centers that interpret the particular history of that site as well as the context of the wider war.
    • Today’s Battlefields
      • 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.
      • See your country! Plan a trip around Civil War national park sites.
    • Antietam Battlefield
      • September 17, 1862
      • Major loss of life on both sides of the battle.
      • Lincoln’s general, McClellan, had been criticized prior to this battle for a lack of aggression and initiative.
    • Antietam Battlefield
      • Lee was forced to retreat, ending southern incursions into Maryland.
      • Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation immediately following this bloody battle
    • Antietam Battlefield Today
      • The national battlefield property includes over 3,250 acres of farmland, pastures and forest in rural Maryland.
    • Shiloh National Military Park
      • April 6 - April 7, 1862
      • This area was critical in general to both sides of the war, as it is on the Tennessee River – a vital transportation route
      • This battle was also a fight for the key railroad junction at Corinth, Mississippi.
    • Shiloh National Military Park
      • Confederates had the initial advantage of a surprise attack, but were beaten back by the northern forces under the command of General Grant.
      • The Federal Army subsequently advanced into the Mississippi Valley
      • Loss of life was heavy on both sides
    • Shiloh National Military Park Today
      • Shiloh National Military Park has over 4,200 acres.
    • References
      • American Battlefield Protection Program http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/index.htm
      • Antietam National Battlefield http://www.nps.gov/anti/index.htm
      • Shiloh National Military Park http:// www.nps.gov/shil /