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This week: Homes with Civil War history

1. Ware Neck, Va. This four-bedroom home, built in 1800, served as a temporary hospital during the war. Located on the banks of the Ware River, it features views of Mobjack Bay, a first-floor master suite, a breakfast room, and multiple fireplaces. The 4.6-acre property includes a two-car garage with a guesthouse and a swimming pool. $1,395,000. Travis Powell, Select Properties of Virginia, (804) 512-2086 

2. Mount Pleasant, S.C. Situated on a bluff overlooking Charleston Harbor, the Mount Pleasant Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling was built by the U.S. government in 1858. The Confederate Army seized the lighthouse after South Carolina seceded from the Union, in 1860. The three-bedroom house features heart-pine floors, a gourmet kitchen, a mahogany bar, and a wine cellar. $2,590,000. Mac Jenkinson and Beth Moore, Carolina One, (843) 242-3009

3. Greencastle, Pa. Built in 1800, this five-bedroom home was on the route of Confederate Gen. George Pickett’s march to Gettysburg. Interior details include multiple fireplaces, oak kitchen cabinets, and a master bedroom with an upper porch. The 22-acre property, where troops are thought to have camped, has a large bank barn and a springhouse. $549,900. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster Realtors, (301) 646-0046

4. Tarboro, N.C. The Barracks, a 9,000-square-foot ante-bellum plantation house, is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. The six-bedroom brick home is said to have sheltered soldiers and served as a Confederate hospital. Interior details include marble and parquet floors, a two-story rotunda, a music salon, and multiple parlors. $599,000. Mary Ann Cumpata, Tarboro Realty, (252) 904-0387  

5. Gettysburg, Pa. Built in 1748, this six-bedroom house is located on a one-acre lot on the shores of Lake Heritage. It is situated just outside Gettysburg National Military Park, where Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate troops were defeated. The stone-and-log home features plank wood floors, a fireplace, and separate in-law quarters. $449,900. Jay Schmitt, Prudential/Bob Yost, (717) 253-0760

6. Westminster, Md. The five-bedroom Weaver House was built circa 1812 on the road that led to Baltimore. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock was with the Weavers when he excused himself to march to Gettysburg to secure the Union victory. Details include three fireplaces, chestnut wood floors, exposed log walls, and a grand hearth. $370,000. Gary Gestson, Long and Foster Realtors, (301) 646-0046

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