About The Western Theater in the Civil War

This is no ordinary Civil War site. This space will offer you the chance to read work by the best scholars, writers, and researchers in the Western Theater area of study (including the Trans-Mississippi).  Authors of some of your favorite campaign and battle studies are featured, as are National Park service rangers, battlefield guides, respected bloggers, and up and coming historians. You can always expect to find quality content related to the most important theater of the American Civil War.

You will also find events that involve our team of writers, as well as learning opportunities with some of the most respected historians today.  This allows you the chance to delve deeper into the Western Theater of the American Civil War.


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Upcoming Events

  • Tour - Munfordville and Tebbs Bend Exploration (KY)
    Sat, Apr 17
    Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve
    Apr 17, 8:30 AM
    Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve, 449 Charlie Dowling Rd, Munfordville, KY 42765, USA
    Visit these under appreciated but very interesting sites!
  • Tour - On to Richmond! (KY)
    Fri, Jul 30
    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    Jul 30, 8:30 AM EDT – Jul 31, 5:00 PM EDT
    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, 91 Bartlett Park Road, Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA
    A two day tour of Edmund Kirby Smith's Invasion of Kentucky from Cumberland Gap to the Battle of Richmond!
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Preservation Opportunities

Support Western Theater Battlefields!

The American Battlefield Trust has several efforts that include saving ground at Western Theater battle sites.  Please consider preserving our history by clicking on the links below to donate today!


Save 303 Critical Acres in Tennessee

Save 99 Crucial Acres at Three Western Theater Battlefields

Save 42 Vital Acres at Two Key Civil War Western Theater Battlefields

Western Theater On the Ground and Digital Learning Opportunities

Seminar in the Woods

Annual multi-day experience at Chickamauga National Military Park.  For more information click Learn More to be redirected to David Powell's Chickamauga blog.



Pulling together authors, historians, and lovers of Civil War history who have a focus on the Western Theater of the war.

Taylor Bishop

Perryville Volunteer

Allen Ray Garbee

Naval Aficionado

Richard McCormick


Stuart Sanders

Author and Historian

Chris Cash

History Buff

Derrick Lindow

Blogger, Educator, and Author

Andy Papen

All Around Good Guy

Darryl Smith

Blogger, Historian, and Tour Guide

Kass Cobb

Genealogist and History Enthusiast

Ed Lowe


David Powell

Author and Historian

Bryan Cheeseboro

National Archives

Dan Masters

Author and Blogger

Joseph Ricci

Writer and Military Historian


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