From the first big battle at Manassas/Bull Run in 1861 to the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox in 1865, Virginia stayed in the headlines throughout the Civil War.
More than 2,000 "military events" were recorded in Virginia during the war, more than any other state. No part of the state escaped, with battles fought deep in the mountains to the Atlantic coast.
- Central Virginia
Richmond and Area | Fredericksburg [Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, Wilderness] | 1864 Overland Campaign | Petersburg | Piedmont [Culpeper, Orange, Madison] | Charlottesville | Trevilian Station Driving Tour | South of the James [Hopewell, Prince George County, Colonial Heights] | Trails map [PDF 645K]
- Southside & Lee's Retreat
Lee's Retreat to Appomattox | Lynchburg | Wilson-Kautz Raid | More Southside Sites [includes Danville] | Trails map [PDF 592K]
- Valley & Mountains
Winchester to Port Republic | On to Lexington | The Route 250 Corridor | Front Royal | Hunter's Raid | More Valley Sites | Trails map [PDF 837K]
- Northern Virginia
Manassas and Area | Inner Suburbs of Washington DC [Alexandria, Arlington, Fall's Church, Fairfax, Vienna] | More Sites [Fauquier County, Warrenton, Loudoun County] | The Route 50 Corridor: Mosby's Country | Timeline of Events in Northern Virginia | Trails map [PDF 509K]
Peninsula Campaign Tour | Museums & Visitor Centers | More Tidewater Sites | Feature: Showdown at Hampton Roads | Trails map [PDF 924K]