|View single post by connyankee|
|Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2006 08:51 pm||
|It doesn't look too promising for me to get out on the road this year. I may swing a trip to Gettysburg though - it's been about three years since my last visit.
If anyone thinks they need it, civilwartraveler.com has some excellent tour maps.
Basecat, I did the Overland Campaign a while back in some detail - from the fords on the Rapidan all the way to Appomattox. At the time, I was hell-bent to stay on the line if it took all summer. In reality, it took me five years (piecemeal)! I highly recommend stopping at North Anna to witness some of the genius of Robert E. Lee and some of the finest preserved earthworks that you'll ever see. Get a brochure at Frderickburg Visitor Center which contains a map and tour guide, or, I can mail you mine.
Lee's retreat is a nice relaxing trip over the VA countryside and also highly recommended. Everything you'll need can be found at the Petersburg V.C. There's a companion book witten by Chris Calkins titled "Lee's Retreat: A History and Field Guide" that I recommend to anyone making this trip. When I went, there was a short audio presentation at each of the 25 tour stops that you could listen to by tuning your radio to a certain station.
Enjoy yourself. This is one of the neatest trips I ever took and well worth the time and money I invested.
Regards to all,