• 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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  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry

    Historic photgraph of Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, an important supply base during the Civil War but also the site of the largest Union surrender during the war Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - Baltimore & Ohio Bridge Ruins

    Historic Photograph of the B&O Railroad Ruins at Harpers Ferry

    The Baltimore & Ohio (B & O) railroad bridge was once a majestic wood covered bridge that spanned the Potomac River and carried train traffic on the B & O Railroad for 23 years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - Bolivar Heights

    Modern photograph of Bolivar Heights

    Bolivar Heights witnessed more battle action than any other location at Harpers Ferry. The first battle of the Civil War at Harpers Ferry occurred at Bolivar Heights on October 16, 1861, exactly two years after the commencement of the John Brown Raid. Alarmed by Union forces in the new Confederacy, especially along the Potomac River, a Confederate force under Col. Thomas Ashby struck Union Col. John Geary's men at Bolivar Heights. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - Camp Hill

    Historic image of Camp Hill

    Camp Hill is a rounded knoll with steep edges that juts upward from the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. It hovers over the oldest section of Harpers Ferry, the Lower Town. Camp Hill's oldest feature is the Harper Cemetery, and its most famous landmark is Jefferson Rock. Read more

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Harpers Ferry - Lockwood House

    Modern photograph of the Lockwood House at Harpers Ferry

    One of the largest residences in Harpers Ferry, the Lockwood House, hosted numerous venues during the Civil War. Originally constructed as the home of the Armory Paymaster in 1848, the massive stone and brick structure has an elaborate two-story porch, which became an ideal site for a base hospital during the summer of 1862. Read more