More major Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state.
From the first battle of ironclad ships at Hampton Roads in the east to the adventures of Stonewall Jackson in the west; from the first major battlefield near Manassas in the north to the fight over salt mines in the southwest, Virginia's Civil War experience extended to every corner of the state.
Five National Parks and an equal number of Civil War Trails' regional programs highlight hundreds of stories, stitching colorful threads into Virginia's rich historical tapestry.
The National Battlefield Parks
Civil War in Virginia Timeline
Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War
Last Updated: 12/16/2016