• 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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  • Nicodemus National Historic Site

    Nicodemus National Historic Site

    Photo of the townspeople of Nicodemus

    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

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Pry House

    Photograph of Dr. Jonathan and his staff

    Union commander General George McClellan's headquarters and Medical Director Dr. Jonathan Letterman's headquarters during the Battle of Antietam 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