|This is the home page for CivilWar-Experience.com, 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 War DVD box set from the award-winning television series produced and directed by Jay Wertz is available now at Mastervision.com, Historynet.com 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. Historynet.com and Amazon.com 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 Historynet.com. For reviews search the book title at Google News and Amazon.com.
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 www.nps.gov/rocr/ftcircle/index.html.
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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 www.nps.gov/jela
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 http://lsm.crt.state.la.us
Memorial Hall Confederate Museum
929 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.523.4522 FAX 504.523.8595 www.confederatemuseum.com
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
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|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..|