Civil War

Exploring Tennessee’s Extensive Civil War History

Last month, in the first Park Advocate post in our series on national heritage areas, we highlighted the Blackstone River […]

New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its […]

A sunset as seen from the Union position on Little Round Top, with a statue of Gen. Governeur Warren.

Sharing the “Real” Civil War

Interpreting Gettysburg 150 Years Later

Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was […]

A 17-year Brood II cicada at Manassas Battlefield Park.

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Cicadas at Manassas National Battlefield Park

In 1860, one year before Confederate and Union armies collided for the First Battle of Bull Run, the rolling country […]

The grasshopper sparrow.

Birds—and Birders—Find a Welcome Refuge at Monocacy National Battlefield

It’s been nearly 150 years since the clash that transformed some gentle fields in northern Maryland to the hallowed status […]