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    Default South and Southeast: Public Campgrounds Along the Civil War "Trail"

    Last edited by DonnaR57; 01-13-2020 at 07:32 PM. Reason: added the link

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    Default Trip 3: Georgia Civil War Sites

    Trip 3: GEORGIA

    Connect this trip with Trip 2 in the Civil War East Coast thread, by heading south on US-17 to I-95 south to Savannah GA.


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    ***The tent symbols on the map above -- are the locations of the campgrounds identified in the posts of this thread***

    Old Fort Jackson , Savannah
    1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah

    Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill (south of Savannah)
    3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill
    Note: There is a campground here, as well as the historic site!

    Fort Pulaski National Monument, east of Savannah
    US-80 between Savannah and Tybee Island

    NEW listing: Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, Savannah

    Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
    52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah

    Head northwest on I-16 towards Atlanta. Stone Mountain is east of Atlanta.

    Stone Mountain Civil War Memorial Carving, Stone Mountain
    GPS Coordinates: 33°48′21.40″N*84°8′43.52″W

    Fort Yargo State Park, Winder
    210 South Broad Street, Winder

    Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, NE of Atlanta
    900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw

    Red Top Mountain State Park, Acworth
    50 Lodge Road SE, Acworth

    From Atlanta, continue north on I-75. C-CNMP is located in both Georgia and Tennessee, and is the largest National Military Park in the system.

    Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
    Note: This park straddles two states.

    Chester Frost Park, Hamilton County, Hixson, TN
    2277 Gold Point Circle N., Hixson, TN

    If you wish to continue this trip, you can either go north to Nashville (see Trip 5), or head south on I-59 to Birmingham, AL (see Trip 4, next).
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 02-12-2020 at 07:07 AM. Reason: added map; added listing for Savannah

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    Default Trip 4: Alabama

    These trips can be joined together or done separately. This trip starts by heading to Birmingham, Alabama, and will take you through to Mobile Bay, AL.


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    ***The tent symbols on the map above -- are the locations of the campgrounds identified in the posts of this thread***

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham
    331 Cotton SW, Birmingham

    Tannehill Ironworks Historic State Park, south of Birmingham
    12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla

    Tannehill Ironworks Historic State Park Campground
    12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla

    From Birmingham, continue south on I-65 to Montgomery.

    First White House of the Confederacy, Montgomery
    644 Washington Ave., Montgomery

    Gunter Hill Campground, Alabama Lakes & Parks
    561 Booth Rd., Montgomery

    From Montgomery, continue south on I-65 to Mobile Bay.

    Fort Morgan Historic Site, Mobile Bay
    110 AL-180, Gulf Shores

    Fort Gaines , Dauphin Island Park & Beach, Mobile Bay
    Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay

    Blakely State Park, Spanish Fort
    34745 State Hwy 225, Spanish Fort
    Note: This is both a historic site and a campground!

    Meaher State Park, Spanish Fort
    5200 Battleship Parkway East, Spanish Fort

    Note: If you wish to connect this trip with the TN/MS trip, simply continue west on I-10 and do Trip 5 in reverse, beginning at Biloxi and ending in Nashville. There are so many ways to connect these trips, or to do each as their own area. Or just use these campground guides if you are inserting a Civil War site into another trip.
    Last edited by Tom_H007; 02-09-2020 at 05:20 PM. Reason: added map

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    Default Trip 5: Tennessee and Mississippi

    TRIP 5: TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI
    Starts in Chattanooga, travels up to Nashville, then heads south and ends on the Gulf Coast.



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    ***The tent symbols on the map above -- are the locations of the campgrounds identified in the posts of this thread***

    Battles for Chattanooga Museum, Chattanooga
    1110 East Brow Road, Lookout Mountain, TN

    Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
    partly located in Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, TN,
    also located in GA

    Chattanooga Battlefield National Military Park
    Focus on the Chattanooga sites

    Chester Frost Park Campground, Hamilton County, Hixson
    2277 Gold Point Circle N., Hixson, TN

    Harrison Bay State Park, Harrison
    8411 Harrison Bay Road, Harrison

    From here, head northwest on I-24 towards Nashville, but with a stop at Murfreesboro.

    Stones Mountain National Battlefield, Murfreesboro

    Barfield Crescent Park, City of Murfreesboro
    697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro

    Battle of Nashville, TN

    Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville TN
    110 Leake Rd., Nashville, TN

    Belmont Mansion, Nashville, TN
    Belmont Blvd. & Acklen Ave., Nashville
    1900 Belmont Blvd.

    Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
    636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville
    Note: Some browsers & seurity add-ons do not like this link.

    Tennessee State Museum, Nashville
    1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville

    Nashville National Cemetery, Madison, TN
    1420 Gallatin Road South, Madison

    Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville
    1001 Fourth Ave. South, cross-street Oak Street

    Anderson Road Campground, J Percy Priest Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville

    From Nashville, heading south on US-31 or I-65 can get you to Franklin, a southern suburb of Nashville.

    Franklin Battlefield, Franklin TN

    Poole Knob Campground, J Percy Priest Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers, LaVergne
    493 Jones Mill Road, LaVergne

    Seven Points Campground, J Percy Priest Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hermitage
    1810 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Hermitage

    From Nashville, catch the Natchez Trace Parkway, then west on US-64 to TN-22 south to Shiloh.

    Shiloh National Military Park
    1055 Pittsburgh Landing Rd., Shiloh, TN

    Pickwick Landing State Park, Counce
    116 State Park Lane, Counce TN

    The trip to Corinth is less than 30 miles down TN-22, MS-2, and US-45 south.

    Corinth National Military Park Interpretive Center
    501 W Linden Street, Corinth, MS

    J.P. Coleman State Park, Iuka, MS
    613 County Road 321, Iuka MS

    From Corinth, head south on US-45.

    Tupelo National Battlefield

    Tombigbee State Park, Tupelo
    Located at mile marker 263.6 of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

    From Tupelo, get back on the Natchez Trace Parkway and head south to Jackson. At Jackson, head west on I-20 to Vicksburg.

    Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS
    3201 Clay St., Vicksburg

    Grand Gulf Military Monument and Park
    Located 30 miles south of Vicksburg, has a campground, 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson

    At Port Gibson, one can follow the Great River Road US-61 to Natchez. From there, you have several choices to get you over to Biloxi, MS.

    Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, Biloxi
    2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi

    Davis Bayou Campground, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs, MS

    Fort Massachusetts, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ship Island, MS
    Last edited by DonnaR57; 06-10-2020 at 09:09 AM. Reason: verified/updated links & info

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    Thumbs up More Civil War Maps from RTA Custom Maps

    Tom Herbertson has built brand new maps showing the Civil War historical sites mentioned in this thread and the locations of the campgrounds that are also identified with a special campground symbol on each map.

    Dennis Goza created the roadtrip attractions and verified the physical addresses for each campground which should make it easier for those who are planning to visit these historic sites and are also planning to camp along the way.

    --RTA Custom Maps

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