Civil war dating websites
The cost was 23,000 casualities, and it's said that day creeks ran red with blood.
While the world focuses on Gettysburg, Pa., this week to mark the 150th anniversary of the battle, it's worth noting that Civil War sites can be found across a huge swath of the country, says Jeff Shaara, author of the guidebook Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground (Ballantine, $20).
"You don't have to be a fanatic history buff to go to these places.
The day after the Confederacy lost at Gettysburg, the South suffered another blow when the Union took control of this Mississippi River port.
Shaara says local citizens didn't leave the city when the siege began in May.
"Social Washington packed picnic lunches and followed the army, expecting to see a glorious spectacle," Shaara says.