• 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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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - United States Arsenal Ruins

    Current photograph of Arsenal Ruins

    The federal government constructed two arsenal buildings at Harpers Ferry to store the weapons produced at the armory. In 1859 there were 100,000 weapons stored in the arsenal buildings, which played a role in the John Brown raids. Read more

  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Hazen Brigade Monument

    Modern photo of Hazen Monument

    The Hazen Brigade Monument in the Stones River National Cemetery near Murfreesboro, Tennessee is the oldest Civil War monument still in its original location. The Hazen Brigade is credited preserving the Union victory at Stones River on December 31, 1862. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Independence Hall

    Photo of Independence Hall

    While seemingly far removed in place and time from the Civil War, the decisions made in Independence Hall in 1776 and 1787 had great bearing upon the future fate of the nation, and haunted the thinking of both Unionist and secessionist leaders. Furthermore, these were the ideals which inspired many, North and South, to take up arms in 1861. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    John Brown's Fort

    Period print of storming by Marines of

    Three days in October of 1859 have enshrined a small brick shed in America's popular imagination. Originally a fire engine and guardhouse for the Federal armory, it saw the last stand of John Brown's abolitionist raiders. It has stood in five locations and became an icon of the coming of the Civil War and the struggle for civil rights. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Kingsley Plantation

    Drawing of Kingsley Plantation, c. 1878

    The Kingsley Plantation was the home of Zephaniah Kingsley, a wealthy slave trader and plantation owner of Spanish Florida who held an entirely different view of slavery than his American peers. After Florida was annexed by the United States in 1821, Zephaniah was forced to take actions that would protect his property, ex-slave wife and his children from American law. Read more