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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  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal - Ferry Hill

    Painting of Ferry Hill landscape

    Located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, with a view toward Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Ferry Hill Place has stood for two centuries above the Potomac River and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, participating in and watching history pass by. Ferry Hill is best known as the home of Henry Kyd Douglas, Confederate Officer and author of his renowned Civil War personal account, "I Rode With Stonewall." Read more

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Historic photograph of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    Union forces tried to protect the river and Confederate forces tried to damage the canal along with boat traffic Read more

  • Clara Barton National Historic Site

    Clara Barton National Historic Park

    Photograph of Clara Barton

    Home to the "Angel of the Battlefield" Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil's Den

    Photo of dead Confederate soldier, staged in Devil's Den

    In all of the analyses of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most important actors in the drama remains silent and unnoticed. The geology and topography of the land itself profoundly influenced the battle, from the hills forming the Union "fishhook" line, to the rocks which hampered movement and provided cover. Devil's Den illustrates this point most clearly. Read more

  • Richmond National Battlefield Park

    Drewry's Bluff

    Painting of Confederate troops at Drewry's Bluff firing on Union fleet

    In the spring of 1862, a Union flotilla of gunboats, including the famed USS Monitor, advanced up the James River, with only one Confederate fortification between them and the Confederate capital. The fate of Richmond lay in the hands of the defenders at Drewry's Bluff. Read more