Tuesday, June 25, 2019


"The National Park Service's five major Civil War battlefield parks - Gettysburg, Antietam, Shiloh, Chickamauga/Chattanooga and Vicksburg - had a combined 3.1 million visitors in 2018," reported the Wall Street Journal, "down from about 10.2 million in 1970, according to park service data. Gettysburg, in Pennsylvania, the most famous battle site, had about 950,000 visitors last year, just 14% of its draw in 1970 and the lowest annual number of visitors since 1959."

- From "Visit Civil War Battlefields, While You Can" by Quin Hillyer in the Washington Examiner, June 4, 2019

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