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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  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam Battlefield - West Woods

    Wartime photo of soldiers awaiting burial at the West Woods

    Throughout the morning of the battle, the Union army launched numerous attacks in and around the West Woods attempting to drive the Confederates from the field. General John Sedgewick's Union division lost over 2,000 killed and wounded during one of these attacks. Read more

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam National Cemetery - Private Soldier Monument

    Photo of dedication of the Private Soldier Monument in

    "Not for themselves but for their country" reads the inscription on the Private Soldiers Monument in the center of the Antietam National Cemetery. Affectionately referred to as "Old Simon," the statue depicts a Union infantryman facing north, towards his home. Read more

  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site


    Photo of Apset, circa 1885

    Aspet was the home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of the most celebrated and influential American sculptors of the 19th century. His many public sculptures include the Sherman Statue in New York City's Central Park, the Adams Memorial in Washington DC and arguably his greatest work, the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Boston Commons. Read more

  • Natchez Trace Parkway

    Bailey Farm

    The scene of a historic battle decision by General Ulysses S. Grant, this farm served as headquarters for both him and General William T. Sherman. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Castle Williams

    Built in 1811 to defend New York against foreign navies, Castle Williams would later play a role in defending the nation against domestic enemies. Castle Williams never heard a shot fired in anger, but it was used for training and organizing troops who would take the war to the Confederacy, and housed hundreds of Confederate prisoners within its massive walls. Read more