• 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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  • 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

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Manassas National Battlefield - Stone Bridge

    Historic photograph of Stone Bridge after it was destroyed by the Confederates

    Stone Bridge, destroyed by the Confederates before Second Manassas but still played a roll in the battle in August 1862 Read more

  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    McLoughlin House

    Photo of John McLoughlin (1784-1857)

    John McLoughlin must be one of the more picturesque figures of Northwestern history. A fur trader of Irish and French Canadian ancestry, he was a pillar of the community under both British and American governments. In addition to being a businessman, he was also a doctor, and general benefactor for all who came to his community. Read more

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    Monocacy National Battlefield - Best Farm

    Current photograph of Monocacy

    During the Maryland Campaign, Special Orders 191 were found in Best Farm Read more