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 - 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


Derrick Lindow presents:

Partisan Warfare in 1862 Western Kentucky

Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable

August 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM, CST

Evansville Fraternal Order of Police

801 Court St, Evansville, Indiana 47708

Free and open to the public!

For more information, click Learn More below, or contact Derrick Lindow.



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

Taylor Bishop

Bryan Cheeseboro

Ed Lowe

David Powell

Bryan Bush

Allen Ray Garbee

Dan Masters

Joseph Ricci

Chris Cash

Brendan Hamilton

Richard McCormick

Stuart Sanders

Kass Cobb

Derrick Lindow

Andy Papen

Darryl Smith


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