This is the home page for, which contains a number of features and links to the Civil War writngs and productions of Jay Wertz.  New features will be added periodically in 2008. 


Civil War commemorations were part of the recently concluded Statehood Centenniel celebrations in Oklahoma.  An annual reenactment was held the last weekend of September at the Cabin Creek Battlefield and another large event is planned for the last weekend of September 2008 at Honey Springs Battlefield.  I recently visted sites in Oklahoma for an upcoming column and was particularly impressed with Honey Springs, Cabin Creek and Fort Gibson.  My thanks to Dr. Bob Blackburn, Oklahoma History Center; Ralph Jones, supervisior, Honey Springs Battlefield; and Dr. Blue Clark, Oklahoma City University. 

COMING SOON! More information on "In Their Footsteps" columns: "North Carolina Coastal Operations" and "Mobile."  

Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil Wa
r DVD box set from the award-winning television series produced and directed by Jay Wertz is available now at, and select national parks and Civil War sites.

The author's latest book
The Native American Experience will be released in North America on 10-1-08 by Lyons Press. and are taking pre-orders.
The last "In Their Footsteps" column in
Civil War Times Illustrated was "Peachtree Creek/Battle of Atlanta" in January 2008.

The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 is a book by Jay Wertz containing full-size replicas of Civil War documents along with photos, maps and an audio CD.  The book is available now from  For reviews search the book title at Google News and

Those who wish to purchase the Jedediah Hotchkiss replica map on cloth with Paypal please email order to the author at this time.

Washington, D.C. Civil War Forts

Fort Mahan - Benning Road and 42nd St., NE
Fort Chaplin - Texas Ave. and C  St., SE
Fort DuPont - Alabama Ave. between Massachusetts and Minnesota, SE
Fort Davis - Alabama and Pennsylvania avenues, SE
Fort Ricketts - Bruce and Fort places, SE
Fort Stanton - Erie and Evans roads, SE
Fort Carroll - near 3720 Nicholas Ave., SW
Fort Greble - Emira St. and Nicholas Ave., SW
Fort Lincoln Park - Bladensburg Road, just east of D. C. in Maryland
Fort Ward - 4301 West Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA
Rock Creek Park Forts:
Fort Stevens - 13th and Quackenbos streets, NW
Battery Kemble - Nebraska Ave. and Chain Bridge Rd., NW
Fort Bayard - River Rd. and Western Ave., NW
Fort Reno - Belt Rd. and Chesapeake St. NW
Fort De Russy - On trail in Rock Creek Park near Military Rd. and Oregon Ave., NW
Fort Slocum - Kansas Ave. and Madison, NW
Fort Totten - Riggs Rd. near North Capitol St., NW
Fort Bunker Hill - Sargent Rd., NE

A complete map of the Washington circle of forts is located at
Congressman Gary Miller, a champion of Civil War preservation, and the author in Congressman Miller's Brea, CA office
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Name: Jay Wertz
CONTACT INFORMATION for "In Their Footsteps" column in Civil War Times - March/April 2007

Fort Jackson
c/o Plaquemines Parish Tourism Department

Chalmette Battlefield/Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, LA 70043
419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
(French Quarter Unit and Mailing Address)
504.589.3882 504.589.2133  FAX 504.589.3851

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.
2020 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Louisiana State Museum
751 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
800.568.6968  504.568.6968  FAX 504.568.8788

Memorial Hall Confederate Museum
929 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.523.4522  FAX 504.523.8595

Louisiana National Guard Military History and State Weapons Museum
Jackson Barracks, 6400 St. Clause Ave., New Orleans, LA

Fort Pike State Historic Site
27100 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70129
The author invites your questions and comments.  Please email me at the address listed above.  Would anyone be interested in participating in a open blog forum here on Civil War topics?  If enough people are interested I'll set it up.
Please check out my museum reviews and DVD reviews in Civil War Times Illustrated, begining with a review of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in the June '08 issue..