closest major battlefield is Manassas/Bull Run site of both 1st and 2nd battles of Manasses. About 40 minutes away, non-rush hour. Fredericksburg is about 1 hour away (and the town has a few nice restaurants, shops, etc.) If you have more time, Antietam or Gettysburg.Originally posted by Alexander's Horse
I'll be in Washington from 29 November till 7 December for talks with the USG, or Great Satan. We're called the GOA by the Yanks, or little southern satan, take your pick.
I'm going to flat out like a lizard drinking, i.e. very busy, while I'm there but it might be possible to meet a couple of Washington based Apolytoners for a drink or a cup of coffee in the margins of my various nefarious official activities.
I'd like some advice on a couple of things: good bars to go and have a quiet drink and civil war battlefields close to Washington. I'd like to go and see one if I can - good excuse for an outing to see a bit of the countryside.
I'll be staying in a hotel near the Australian embassy, which is very close to White House.
Bars im not that well informed on