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 - 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

    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

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Stone House

    Wartime photo of the Stone House

    In 1861 and again in 1862, this historic stone structure, was used as a makeshift hospital during and after the First and Second Battles of Manassas. Read more

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    The Newcomer House

    Current photograph of the Newcomer House

    Where some of the wounded, at the Battle of Antietam, went to receive treatment Read more