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Colonial Period


Early Republic

War Between the States

Recent Era

District of Columbia

Historic Projects

Glimpses of
Historical Areas East of the Mississippi River


ESTABLISHMENT of the following areas has been authorized by congressional legislation when the necessary lands have been acquired.

Ackia Battleground National Monument, MISSISSIPPI.

The site of the Indian village of Ackia, where on May 26, 1736, the Chickasaws with the aid of English troops repulsed attack by French soldiers under Bienville and their Choctaw allies. Approved August 27, 1935 (49 Stat. 897).

Monocacy National Military Park, MARYLAND.

Civil War battlefield with earthwork and breastwork remains. Approved June 21, 1934 (48 Stat. 1198).

Andrew Johnson National Monument, TENNESSEE.

The site of the Andrew Johnson Homestead and the site of the tailor shop in which Andrew Johnson worked in Greeneville, Tenn. Approved August 29, 1935 (49 Stat. 958).

Belvoir Mansion Site, VIRGINIA.

The mansion site and portions of the grounds of Belvoir, estate of Lord Fairfax. Transfer from the War Department approved August 29, 1935 (49 Stat. 967).

Columbus, GEORGIA.

Site of engagement fought at Columbus on April 16, 1865 to be commemorated by a marker. Approved April 10, 1936 (49 Stat. 1195).


Important in history of Salem's maritime development and for the associations of Nathaniel Hawthorne here; also a fine example of Salem architecture of the classical revival period. Transfer from the Treasury Department approved May 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1374).

Eutaw Springs Battlefield Site, SOUTH CAROLINA.

The site of Revolutionary battle fought here on September 8, 1781. Approved June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1975).

Fort Frederica National Monument, GEORGIA.

Site of Fort Frederica erected in 1736 as an outpost against Spanish invasion. Approved May 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1373).

Fort Stanwix National Monument, NEW YORK.

Defense established in 1758 to protect the country from the depredations of the Six Nations; important treaty concluded here with the Iroquois in 1768 ceding lands south of the Ohio River; failure of St. Leger's siege of the Fort in 1777 contributory to the disastrous outcome of Burgoyne's Campaign. Approved August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 665).


Old Indian Trail between Nashville and Natchez, known as the "Natchez Trace," an important route in early travel. Approved May 21, 1934 (48 Stat. 791).

Patrick Henry National Monument, VIRGINIA.

Estate of Patrick Henry, known as "Red Hill" located in Charlotte County. Approved August 15, 1935 (49 Stat. 652).

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial National Monument, OHIO.

Site of Captain Oliver Hazard Perry's victory over the British fleet under Commodore Barclay at Put-in-Bay, September 10, 1813. Approved June 2, 1936 (49 Stat. 1393).

Pioneer National Monument, KENTUCKY.

Sites of patriot victories under the leadership of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark which opened the way for the conquest and acquisition of the Old Northwest. Approved June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 982).

Spanish War Memorial Park, FLORIDA.

Memorial to commemorate the services of the American forces in the War with Spain. Approved August 20, 1935 (49 Stat. 661).


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