Manassas National Battlefield Park protects Civil War battlefields where the North and South fought twice. But it's also a good place to hike and bird.
Civil War Sesquicentennial
While National Park Week brings attention to many of the iconic national parks, there are many other interesting units in the National Park System that are interesting to visit. One is Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial.
The world knows Fort Sumter as the place where the Civil War started 150 years ago, but I know it as the place where I earned redemption less than two months ago.
One hundred and fifty years ago this Tuesday, April 12, the first salvos of the Civil War were launched when Confederate forces began a 34-hour bombardment that ended with the surrender of Fort Sumter.