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Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts (Revolutionary War) 13 4. Saratoga National Historical Park, New York (Revolutionary War) 26 Mid-Atlantic 5. Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland (Civil War) 39 6. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Maryland (War of 1812) 50 7. Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Pennsylvania (French and Indian War) 55 8. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Virginia (Civil War) 58 9. Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania (Civil War) 84 10.
Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi (Civil War) 272 33. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Missouri (Civil War) 285 Page vii West 34. Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana (Indian Wars) 291 35. Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana (Indian Wars) 296 36. Lava Beds National Monument, California (Indian Wars) 311 37. S. Arizona Memorial, Hawaii (World War II) 316 38. War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam (World War II) 320 Index 325 Page ix ILLUSTRATIONS Frontispiece.
Tours of The Wayside mid-April through October. Handicapped Access: Both Visitor Centers are fully accessible. North Bridge and the Minuteman statue arc accessible via a hard-packed earth path. Inquire at Visitor Center about accessibility of other park areas. Small, sedate, and quiet, the town of Lexington, Massachusetts, seems a most unlikely site for a battlefield. It was in this sleepy village, however, shortly after sunup on April 19, 1775, that a column of British regulars, marching toward Concord six miles to the west, fired on a straggling line of seventy-seven American militiamen and began the War of the American Revolution.
America's National Battlefield Parks: A Guide by Joseph E. Stevens