Makeshift hospitals for the wounded, private homes turned into battle headquarters, and more memorials than one can count - a wide variety of structures and sites were either directly affected by the Civil War, or later built in commemoration of it. And not surprisingly, as the caretaker of America's treasures, including battlefields and military parks, hundreds of the sites that still remain are today located within the National Park System.

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  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    McLoughlin House

    Photo of John McLoughlin (1784-1857)

    John McLoughlin must be one of the more picturesque figures of Northwestern history. A fur trader of Irish and French Canadian ancestry, he was a pillar of the community under both British and American governments. In addition to being a businessman, he was also a doctor, and general benefactor for all who came to his community. Read more

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    Monocacy National Battlefield - Best Farm

    Current photograph of Monocacy

    During the Maryland Campaign, Special Orders 191 were found in Best Farm Read more

  • Nicodemus National Historic Site

    Nicodemus National Historic Site

    The remains of the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War are preserved today as Nicodemus National Historic Site. Read more

  • Old Slave House (Crenshaw House)

    Photo of the Crenshaw House

    The Crenshaw House was a "station" on the Reverse Underground Railroad that transported escaped slaves and kidnapped free blacks back into servitude in slave states. It is thought John Crenshaw operated a secret slave jail for kidnapped free blacks and captured runaway slaves on the third floor. Read more

  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

    Ray House

    A photo of two field cannon at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

    The Ray House is a homestead that was used as a temporary field hospital for Confederate wounded after the Battle of Wilson's Creek. General Nathanial Lyon was killed during the battle, the first Union general to die in combat during the American Civil War. Read more