Industry and Economics

Photo of a locomotive and the Union supply base at City Point.

The Civil War spurred industry in both the North and South. As the war progressed, Northern industry mobilized to conduct a war designed not just to defend Union territory, but to invade the South, defeat Confederate armies, and occupy Southern territory-a huge and unprecedented task that required all of the resources the North could muster.

The Civil War displayed America's industrial potential, and foreshadowed the decisive role American industry would play in shaping the political, economic, and military realities of the 20th century.

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  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    Thomas Farm

    A print shows the former appearance of the Thomas Farm landscape, also known as

    Thomas Farm, also known as "Araby," is a component landscape within Monocacy National Battlefield. The property contains nearly all the land associated with the Thomas Farm as it existed at the time of the Civil War Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864. The agricultural landscape is significant for its association with an early transportation network, leading to its strategic importance in battle. It is also recognized for its commemorative value. Read more

  • Richmond National Battlefield Park

    Tredegar Iron Works - Ironmaker to the Confederacy

    Photo of cannon

    At the outbreak of the war Tredegar Iron Works was one of the top cannon foundries in the United States. Over the course of the four years of the war the Iron Works pumped out cannon and munitions for the Confederate cause. Read more

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