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)
    Sat, Jul 31
    Jul 31, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Richmond, 1546 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond, KY 40475, USA
    A Saturday tour of Edmund Kirby Smith's Invasion of Kentucky from Big Hill to the Battle of Richmond!
  • The Battle of Chickamauga - An Historic Walk of Snodgrass Hill and Horseshoe Ridge
    Mar 10, 2022, 1:00 PM
    Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP, 3370 Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga, GA 30707, USA
    From 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm on September 20, 1863, the wooded and hilly area around the small George Snodgrass farm was witness to one of the great defensive stands in the annals of the United States Army. Our guide will be author Robert Carter, long time Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP Volunteer.
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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.


Blue & Gray Education Society - Civil War on the Ohio. 

August 27th-29th
Darryl Smith will be leading a multi-day tour that will include Civil War sites and stories in Cincinnati as well as three battles involving Morgan's Raiders. 

This is a paid tour through the Blue and Gray Education Society.

For more information, click Learn More below.


Seminar in the Woods
An annual deep dive into the Battle of Chickmauga.

March 11th & 12th, 2022
Join National Park historian Jim Ogden and noted Chickamauga author David Powell for this two day extravaganza.

For more information, click Learn More below



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