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« on: September 06, 2010, 06:04:25 pm »
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Does anyone have any info of Danville Va.? I am looking for Civil War Campsites  close to or in Danville Va. Thank you

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 04:48:21 pm »
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Go here and have a look around. Something there will be helpful to you. I guarantee it.

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Use the Export feature and save it with the highest resolution they offer. It's free and very helpful for beginning any research. There are also lots of books written about battles of the US Civil War. Watch for them at garage sales or thrift shops. You'll strike it lucky one day and find a really good resource.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 05:15:47 am »
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Thanks, I have bougth 4 books on Danville Va. See there where no wars close by that I know of.  But it was the last Confederate Capital. So there had to be so camps some where. There was one at the train depot, thats is the only one that has been comfirmed by what i have read. I heard there was one at Ballou Park but have not found proof in books yet.
The books i have are Danville 1887  by Clara G.Fountain, Danville Virginia post card history series by Clara Garrett Fountain, Danville images of America by Todd McGregor Yeatts, Confederate Treasure in Danville by J. Frank Carroll, Pittsylvania County Virginia by Larry G. Aaron. If there are any books someone may have that I don have please post the name so i can find a issue.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 04:15:08 pm »
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Mike, don't say "thanks but I have . . ." or anything like that. If you had what you needed, you wouldn't have come here asking. Go to those map site links I gave you. Compare those maps from the Civil War era to modern maps. Look around on modern topographical maps or Google Earth and see where Confederate troops would have had water and a high, dry camp site. Maps are the answer to what you are looking for, not books.

Camping as a Boy Scout teaches you to find water and high ground. Add the extra security of needing watch posts for guards at the camp and it should give you an idea of what a military camp site would need.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 08:48:18 pm »
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GoldDigger1950  I was saying Thank you, There were no buts, I am glad you gave me the info you did Smiley As for the books, I tried to do as you said, look for civil war era books. And i found some local history on the Town i live in, In the 4 books  that i bought, I just posted what i bought, To show that i am interested. Maybe i miss understood you, if i did i'm sorry. And I am using the map link. Also the reason i reply to the post was to let you know that your comment was heard and appreciated.

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GoldDigger1950  I was saying Thank you, There were no buts, I am glad you gave me the info you did Smiley As for the books, I tried to do as you said, look for civil war era books. And i found some local history on the Town i live in, In the 4 books  that i bought, I just posted what i bought, To show that i am interested. Maybe i miss understood you, if i did i'm sorry. And I am using the map link. Also the reason i reply to the post was to let you know that your comment was heard and appreciated.


No, mate, it's me who misunderstood. I just have found so much using old maps that I rarely look elsewhere. Unlike books, which can contain a lot of misleading or downright false information, maps have always been made to be as accurate as possible. Always. A mistake on a map could end a map maker's career on the spot. Some hand drawn maps leave a lot to be desired but the old ones that come from the map makers of the day are studded with possible leads to treasure and even the person making the map was unaware of it.

Comparing antique maps to new maps is the key to success. Download those old maps and compare them to Google Maps images to see which areas are public lands and which are now dotted with houses. Who knows? Perhaps even your own home is on an old campground. Those maps on line are great but your local historical society has no doubt got many more. Use a 12 megapixel camera and take some good quality images of them which does two things. It preserves them digitally and it allows you to look closer as you examine the map on your computer. It's a win win situation if you join the historical society.

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AWESOME GD!! Again I am on the same page with you. Your reply/post prompted me to go through the research and bookmarks I have created in my past year or so of research(on this machine). I have many maps to compare.  Smiley

Mike I am in search of the same thing in part, but in Missouri. I have found written diary entries online of bushwackers camping on the banks of the creek I am searching. I have also found accounts of military units sent to flush out such rebels. So I am looking for any and all of their campsites. In thinking about possible places I am thinking near Springs, down in valleys, with high hills/bluffs for look outs. I am also looking at old stage coach and railroad routes in relation as well. I have found a LOT of info anline. It just takes time to sort through the rubbage. Good luck with your search.

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 07:57:46 pm »
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Had that site before and lost it when I converted over to a Mac... thanks for posting it. The maps are very good and if you overlay them on updated maps you can find private property to reach out and get permission to hunt on. Thanks again.

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I just have found so much using old maps that I rarely look elsewhere. Unlike books, which can contain a lot of misleading or downright false information, maps have always been made to be as accurate as possible.


I couldn't agree more with the maps vs. text. Rare to see a map mistake, but you do occasionally. I think that the site you posted is one that just makes digging relics a little easier. Of course, still need to get landowner permission and follow all of the other good conduct rules so that you don't put a damper on the situation.

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