• Photo of cannon at Antietam National Battlefield

    The Civil War

Places

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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  • 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

  • Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

    Salem Church

    Photo of Salem Church and headstones from adjacent cemetery

    Although the Biblical word "Salem" originally derived from a Hebrew verb meaning, amongst other things "peace," Salem Church west of Fredericksburg, Virginia lives on in history because of its connections with war. Its main moment of fame was during the second Battle of Fredericksburg in May of 1863, when it became a field hospital. Read more

  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    Sand Creek Battlefield

    Photo of Colonel John Chivington

    The Sand Creek Battlefield preserves the site of an assault on a band of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians by a Union Army force of Colorado and New Mexico volunteers on the banks of Sand Creek, Colorado Territory on November 29, 1864. 53 Indian men and 110 native women and children died in the attack. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh Battlefield - Albert Sidney Johnston Monument

    Photo of monument marking Albert Sidney Johnston's mortal wounding.

    Albert Sidney Johnston was the second highest ranking general in the Confederate army and commander of Confederate forces in the Western Theater. However, a stray bullet in the opening hours of the Battle of Shiloh would cost the Confederacy the general that Jefferson Davis considered to be America's greatest soldier. Read more