Highlights: Gettysburg, Monocacy, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, The Wilderness, Richmond, Petersburg, Appomattox, Manassas.

Road food: Crab cakes, cheesesteaks, chili dogs, crab imperial, scrapple, chipped beef, grits, prime rib, frog legs, softshell crabs.Essential stop: Gettysburg National Battlefield.

Cheapest gas: 90.9 cents a gallon, Fredericksburg, Va.

Best meal: Stuffed oysters (appetizer), crab meat Norfolk; Olde Towne Steak and Seafood, Freder-icks-burg, Va.

Best hotel: The Jefferson, Richmond.

Road best traveled: U.S. 40-A, from Middletown to Boonsboro.