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15 State Guide to Civil War Sesquicentennial Travel

April 8, 2011 at 12:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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<p>April 12, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the first shot fired at Fort Sumter&mdash;and the official start of the U.S. Civil War. For the next four years (through April 7, 2015), battlefields and historic sites will recognize the sesquicentennial with special activities, displays, and re-enactments. While the entire country was affected by the war, and almost 400 principal battles were waged, we’ve picked the top places worth touring to remember the nation’s conflict, from the edge of the Mason-Dixon Line to the Gulf of Mexico. </p>  <p>For more Civil War history, see <a href="http://www.fodors.com/news/story_4505.html">Civil War Sesquicentennial: A Timeline of Significant Sites</a></p>

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