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About “The Thousand-Mile Front”

"The Thousand-Mile Front," produced by The Lower Mississippi Valley Civil War Task Force, has been a collective effort of Civil War historians, universities, preservationists, tourism officials, and private and non-profit partners. It provides an overview of the vital events that took place in the lower Mississippi River valley. Individual states have Civil War maps and more specific information available. While traveling and visiting these sites to learn more about the war that forged the United States of America as we know it today, remember the importance of protecting and preserving these sites for future generations as they represent a major part of our American heritage.

Special thanks and recognition to the seven-state Lower Mississippi Valley Civil War Task Force, the efforts of which created the "Thousand-Mile Front."

ARKANSAS: Stephen E. Adams, Superintendent, Pea Ridge National Military Park; Mark Christ, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program;

KENTUCKY: Joseph Brent, Kentucky Heritage Council; Kent Brown, Perryville Battlefield Commission; Dr. William Mulligan, Jr., Murray State University; Daniel Kidd, Kentucky Travel Development; Karla Nicholson, Kentucky Historic Society;

LOUISIANA: Dr. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., formerly of Louisiana State Parks; Rochelle Michaud Dugas, Governor's Office of Rural Development; Prof. David Madden and Leah Wood, United States Civil War Center; Dale K. Phillips, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Acadian Cultural Center; Robert Vernon, National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Program - Louisiana Field Office;

MISSISSIPPI: Michael Beard, Division of Historic Preservation; Dr. S.W. Boudurant; Glover ‘Chick' Warner, Department of Economic and Community Development; William Nichols, Superintendent and Terrence Winschel, Vicksburg National Military Park;

MISSOURI: Malcolm Berg, Superintendent and Connie Slaughter, Wilson Creek National Battlefield; Booker Rucker and James Denny, Historic Preservation Program; Tracy Kimberlin, Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau; Jim Murphy, Missouri Division of Tourism;

ILLINOIS: Susan Mogerman and Thomas F. Schwartz, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency; David Morris, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs;

TENNESSEE: Stacy Allen, Shiloh National Military Park; Norman Sellers, Tennessee Heritage and Community Tourism Development; Herbert L. Harper and Fred Prouty, Tennessee Historical Commission; Jimmy Jobe, Fort Donelson National Battlefield; and Sharon Calcote, Louisiana Office of Tourism, chair. Partners also include Gary Joiner, Precision Cartographics, Inc., and The Civil War Trust and its Civil War Discovery Trail.

The Thousand-Mile Front
Thousand-Mile Front - Introduction
Historical Overview
Summary of Events by State
Sites to Visit
Key Map
Offices of Tourism in each state
About “The Thousand-Mile Front”


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