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April 12 marks the anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a conflict of issues unresolved this 159 years later.
Every year on this day since the 150th anniversary in 2011, I’ve watched this gallery of images of the war compiled by The Economist, accompanied by Tom Glazer’s A Treasury of Civil War Songs (21 songs stream free with Amazon Prime; also check your public library streaming options).
There are many resources for the traveler keen to explore America and the history of the period. Earlier this year I visited Antietam and re-visited Gettysburg. Due to COVID-19, please only visit them virtually for the time being.
- Civil War Traveler
- American Battlefields Trust
- National Park Service Civil War Places
- National Geographic’s Top 10 U.S. Civil War Sites