I want to start off with a few mentions. First off, thanks to Yusef for the diorama posts. I wouldn’t have bothered writing this article without your articles showing the interest the glibertariat has in historic battles. Thanks also to straffinrun for encouraging me to snap some pics and linking the Mises podcast.
The Mises podcast is absolutely kickass and worth a listen.
I’ll preface the bulk of this article by saying that I’m no expert on the Civil War, and I may get some details wrong.
Also, I highly recommend the following atlas if you are a civil war buff.
Here’s a basic view of the area surrounding the battlefield:
Now we zoom in to the battlefield.
I annotated the map to include some of the important landmarks:
From east to west between Henry Hill and Matthews Hill is the Warrenton turnpike. From north to south between Henry Hill and Chinns Ridge is Sudley Road.
I spent all of my time on Henry Hill, as I had my 1 year old with me and didn’t want to cross US 29 (Warrenton Turnpike) with her to walk Matthews Hill. These images are all hi res, so you should be able to zoom in by clicking on the images. Edit: the site choked on my super hi res images, so these are lower resolution but still clickable.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so this is like a zillion word article! Let me know if you have any questions or want to see something more in specific.