• Photo of cannon at Antietam National Battlefield

    The Civil War


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 - Albert Sidney Johnston Monument

    Photo of monument marking Albert Sidney Johnston's mortal wounding.

    Albert Sidney Johnston was the second highest ranking general in the Confederate army and commander of Confederate forces in the Western Theater. However, a stray bullet in the opening hours of the Battle of Shiloh would cost the Confederacy the general that Jefferson Davis considered to be America's greatest soldier. 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 - Hornet's Nest

    Sketch of the Hornet's Nest after the Battle of Shiloh

    There is perhaps no more famous Civil War icon than the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. Ranking with Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, Bloody Lane at Antietam, and the Stone Wall at Fredericksburg, Shiloh's Hornet's Nest is well known to even the most novice Civil War student. Read more