Forts & Battlefields

Prospect Bluff Historic Sites

The story of the "Negro Fort" at Prospect Bluff is one of the most tragic in American history. Learn about the deadliest cannon shot in American history...

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The Battle of Massard Prairie

Massard Prairie was called a "right gallant little affair" by Confederate officers. More than half of the Union troops engaged were killed or captured.

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Battle of Fort Blakeley

One of the last major battles of the Civil War took place at Historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The battlefield is well preserved and is open to the public daily.

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The Battle of Natural Bridge

Learn the story of the Civil War battle that saved Tallahassee from capture. The Battle of Natural Bridge was the last significant Confederate victory.

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The Battle of Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge was one of the largest Civil War battles west of the Mississippi. The engagement stretched over two days on the Ozark Plateau of NW Arkansas.

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The Battle of Cowpens

Gen. Daniel Morgan delivered a stunning defeat to "Bloody" Banastre Tarleton at the Cowpens in the South Carolina back country.

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Military History of the South

Our goal at ExploreSouthernHistory.com is to explore the history and culture of the South in a balanced and accurate way.

In our Forts & Battlefields section you will find information on sites from a variety of wars and time periods. The South figured prominently in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Creek War, Seminole Wars, Civil War and more.

To learn more click on any of the stories featured above or click here to visit our full directory of pages about forts and battlefields (coming soon).

The Stars and Stripes fly over Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia.
The Stars and Stripes fly over Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia.

Military History on Video

Our sister channel, Two Egg TV, offers a number of special programs and documentaries on the military history of the South. Watch on Roku or by clicking this button: