Remnants of War

Open fields, hills, thick woodlands, river crossings. All places that helped define America. At her birth, during a great divide, on the world stage. Often silent as nature has reclaimed them. Learn why the National Park Service preserves these places so we may reflect and remember those who fought for their beliefs.

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National Park Service Battlefields

Visit and explore National Park Service Battlefields

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Battlefield Preservation

Learn about our efforts to preserve battlefields in and outside our National Parks

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Battlefield Stories

Learn about the history surrounding America's battlefields

Last updated: August 19, 2022