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    David Graff updated Chancellorsville

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff updated Monmouth Battlefield Trail

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff updated Hanging Rock

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Hanging Rock

    over 1 year ago

    This trail is in forest and leads uphill to an interesting group of huge boulders, one of which is perched atop the others. A revolutionary war battle was fought nearby on August 6, 1780, and a single plaque on one boulder commemorates the action. It can be very tricky moving on steep paths through that nest of boulders, and probably best to have both hands free to walk at that location. The remainder of the trail follows the high bluff over the rushing stream, Hanging Rock Creek, generally downhill to the road. The return trip can be made on the other side of the boulders. A very interesting walk.

    David Graff completed Hanging Rock Battleground

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff updated Hanging Rock

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Gambrill Mill Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The trail crosses the area where Union soldiers advanced and retreated on July 9, 1864 as they delayed an advancing Confederate army threatening Washington DC. The trail starts at the old Gambrill Mill, winds through thin woods past the old mill race to a spectacular view of a railroad bridge over the Monocacy River. The first half of the trail is generally in shady trees, while the remainder is in more open country. Historical markers describe the battle action in this area. A very nice walk!

    David Graff completed Gambrill Mill Trail

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff updated Gambrill Mill Trail

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, was a futile effort by the Confederates to eliminate the Union Army. The loop trail winds through fields and forest, with historical markers describing the action at all the important sites on the main field of battle. With its open fields and broad vistas it makes this grim battle very easy to understand. The houses on or near the field occupy the same foundations as the original structures, although the West House is on private property. The "hill" is only slightly more elevated than the surrounding areas so the trail is fairly level. For me, this is the best trail of the Richmond National Park units.

    David Graff completed Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Ramseur's Hill

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff completed Ramseur's Hill

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff updated Ramseur's Hill

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Parker's Crossroads Walking Trail (North Loop)

    over 1 year ago

    The North Loop is part of a tour of the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield, and explores sites relating to the onset of the battle fought on December 31, 1862. The trail has historical markers and occasional benches. It winds across an open field except for tree-lined path at the start and a single cool grove of trees which is very welcome on a hot day. As a battlefield nut, I really enjoyed the historical interpretation and would like to get back again because it appears from satellite views that the trail has been lengthened to a field south of Wildersville Road since I walked it.

    David Graff completed Parker's Crossroads Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Parker's Crossroads Walking Trail (South Loop)

    over 1 year ago

    This trail interprets the Battle of Parker's Crossroads, December 31, 1862. Another loop trail north of Interstate 40 also describes part of the battle. Both trails are part of a driving tour of the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association. The South Loop Trail starts at a large parking lot and kiosk and proceeds along a level paved track through mostly fields with a shady grove and the edge of a forest. One trail branch leads east through forest and over uneven ground about 1000 feet to a Confederate artillery position. A branch off this artillery trail leads south through the forest beside a shallow ravine.This is a very enjoyable walk and a chance to explore a really interesting battle with a surprise ending.

    David Graff reviewed 3rd Battlefield of Winchester

    over 1 year ago

    The trail ranges across fields, Redbud Run, some lightly forested areas and some old road traces. Historical markers describe the Third Battle of Winchester fought on September 19, 1864. Near the start of the trail, cattle and other livestock can be seen on the adjacent farmland. The trail is generally flat with the only dip being where it crosses Redbud Run. This is a very enjoyable walk with several branch loops that might lengthen the time required, but it's all good.

    David Graff reviewed Davis Bridge Battlefield Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The trail is a generally straight cool walk through forest to the Hatchie River and back. It follows the historic trace of State Line Road to the river, but the bridge which used to be at the end of the trail washed out years ago. A few small clearings along the way provide rest stops, and one of these has graves and markers of both Confederate and Union soldiers who were killed here during the battle. There is unpaved parking for a couple of cars at the trailhead. The location is pretty remote and is managed by the Shiloh Military Park.

    David Graff completed Davis Bridge Battlefield Trail

    over 1 year ago

    David Graff reviewed Musgrove Mill Horseshoe Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This trail winds through forest, hills and swampland. It reaches an historic battlefield of the American Revolution which is well interpreted. It is a very cool, pleasant walk. The directional signs at the loop intersection could be improved since you might find that you are going in circles before you find the way back.