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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2007 01:49 pm
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Johan Steele
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Shiloh and Chickamauga are two of the finest battlefields in ragards to lack of commercialism; both fields are quite similar in appearance to when the fighting was in full tilt.  The rangers at both locations are second to none; they know the site and are more than willing to help with information.  The Shiloh & Chickamauga visitor centers are excellent with outstanding museums... Chickamauga has the increadible Fuller firearms collection and Shiloh is not too shabby either.  Both are far enough off the beaten path not to be overrun by commercial BS.

Many of the smaller fields are also quite nice... while a bit more commercialized the Vicksburg NP is excellent and with a simple day drive you can visit all the fields of the campaign and get a pretty decent understanding of the fields of battle. Charleston is another site well worth visiting as is Savannah and Ft Pulaski.  There are a plethera of gems out there regarding the ACW; unfortunately generations of neglect are beginning to show.

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