• 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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  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh Battlefield - Pittsburg Landing

    Engraving of Union steamboats at Pittsburg Landing, shortly after the Battle of Shiloh

    At this ferry landing on the Tennessee River established by and named for local tavern owner Pitts Tucker, the Union army concentrated for an attack on Corinth, Mississippi. The Confederates, however, had other ideas. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh Battlefield - Putnam Stump Monument

    Modern photo of the Putnam Stump Monument

    After being buried beneath a young oak tree following the Battle of Shiloh, the way in which Private John D. Putnam's grave was marked led to one of the most unique markers on the Shiloh battlefield. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh Battlefield - Site of Shiloh Church

    Engraving of Shiloh Church with soldiers in foreground

    With a name meaning "place of peace," the unassuming Shiloh Church was an unlikely location for one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh National Cemetery

    Turn-of-the-century postcard view of the Shiloh National Cemetery

    In order to properly bury the dead of the Battle of Shiloh as well as other operations along the Tennessee River, the federal government established the Pittsburg Landing National Cemetery. Known today as Shiloh National Cemetery, it is the final resting place of 3,584 Civil War dead, 2,359 of them unknown. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh National Cemetery

    Photo of graves in Shiloh National Cemetery decorated with flags

    Shiloh National Cemetery is the final resting place of 3,586 of the 24,000 men who died during the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth, Tennessee in 1862. Organized in 1866, it is one of the nation's oldest National Cemeteries. Read more