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 Posted: Fri Jan 18th, 2008 12:56 pm
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I've enjoyed reading this thread on field fortifications.  civilwarfortifications.com is a great website, as mentioned earlier.  I always like to mention that a good place to go is North Anna Battlefield.  Here you will see some of the finest preserved earthworks anywhere.  This was Lee's famed "inverted V."

Next time you are tooling down I-95, take exit 104, Mt Carmel Church (this is the first tour stop on a 7 stop tour route).  Get a brochure at  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Visitors Center or print one here http://www.nps.gov/frsp/nanna.htm  You may also obtain tour guides for Yellow Tavern and Trevilian Station here.

Unlike General Hancock, it's good to have a good map with you for North Anna.  Get out of the car at Stop #5 and take about a one-mile hike into the woods to see some impressive earthworks, including different variations of traverses.  When you've had your fill,  it's only natural to move on to Cold Harbor, then Petersburg. 

Regards to all,

ConnYankee

 

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