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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  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    Sand Creek Battlefield

    Photo of Colonel John Chivington

    The Sand Creek Battlefield preserves the site of an assault on a band of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians by a Union Army force of Colorado and New Mexico volunteers on the banks of Sand Creek, Colorado Territory on November 29, 1864. 53 Indian men and 110 native women and children died in the attack. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh Battlefield - Confederate Monument

    Turn-of-the-century postcard view of Confederate Monument at Shiloh

    Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1917, this monument, designed and sculpted by Frederick C. Hibbard, honors all Southern troops who fought in the Battle of Shiloh. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh Battlefield - Grant's Last Line

    Early 20th century photo of cannon along Grant's last line at Shiloh

    With his army surprised by the Confederate attack and on the verge of being driven from the field, General Ulysses S. Grant massed 51 pieces of artillery (including heavy siege guns) and dug fortifications in a last-ditch effort to save his army. Read more

  • 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