Imagine sleeping in General Sherman’s Savannah headquarters . . . sharing a night’s rest with the friendly ghost of a Union soldier who plays the violin. . . staying in a Georgia inn where Confederate gold may be buried . . . or crashing at a Carolina hostelry with its very own battlefield.
For those fascinated by the Civil War, this engaging travel book offers a unique look into the best landmarks to visit and most interesting places to stay–more than a hundred intimate and historically authentic inns and bed-and-breakfasts, whose very owners are often descended from Civil War veterans.
Inside you will find addresses, contact numbers, and detailed descriptions of the ambiance and amenities of each lodging, including rates and discounts. The author also provides information, both historical and practical, on museums, battlefields, reenactments, parks, and other interesting sites–from infamous Pea Patch Island Prison in Delaware to the grandest of all antebellum mansions, Louisiana’s sixty-six-room Nottoway Plantation, now an inn ready to wrap you in luxury.
With the help of this very special guidebook, you will be transported back to a bygone era and fully experience one of the turning points of American history.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Chuck Lawliss
Chuck Lawliss, a dedicated student of Early America, has written a number of travel books, including Ghost Towns, Gold & Gamblers’. Great Resorts of America. The Civil War Sourcebook, and The Old West Sourcebook. He lives in Philadelphia.
Published by Ballantine Books Sep 21, 2011| 256 Pages| ISBN 9780307757722