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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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  • 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

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Lincoln Spring

    Reconstructed log cabins at living historical harm of Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial

    An obscure waterway, used only by the family, Lincoln Spring was an important part of the land chosen by Abraham's father, as part of his struggle to give his family land and livelihood of their own. This desire of many ordinary Americans led to the Free Soil movement and later the Republican Party which would elect Abraham Lincoln president in 1860. Read more

  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

    Main Arsenal Building

    Modern photo of Main Arsenal buidling at Springfield Amory.

    The Main Arsenal Building of the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts stored thousands of rifled muskets produced by the Armory and subsequently used by Union forces in the American Civil War. Read more