Today's edition of the travelogue is from Historic Jamestown. Wait a minute, you say: isn't that a century or two before the Civil War?
Because the 17th century site was thus covered by 19th century dirt, archaelogists onsite (and the rest of us) benefit today from that inadvertent protection. A note about archaelogy: there have been so many discoveries since the mid-1990's, the whole place is much different. I have a Kodak shot from the mid-70's and all there was, as I recall, was the church building and historic bell tower and some foundation stones. Now, the entire complexity of the village is evident--the full story is being told--the visitor center is much, much better--and there's a new structure portraying the archaelogy story itself.
Definitely worth a visit. And the drive on the Colonial Parkway is its own experience. There's also a drive past the VC out onto Jamestown Island, very naturalistic, and markers describe the location of a Confederate fort there.
One final Civil War note: the famed John Smith hailed from Lincolnshire, England. Clearly he was a man of Union sympathies.