Junior Civil War Historian Program
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR AND EARN A SPECIAL PATCH!
One hundred fifty years ago, our nation nearly tore itself apart. Soldiers in blue and gray struggled on battlefields across the country and changed the face of the United States of America. Now you can visit these special places and become a Junior Civil War Historian as our nation remembers what that conflict means to us today.
There are two ways to become a Junior Civil War Historian.
Become a Junior Ranger at three (3) participating parks. Make sure you get a ranger to initial and date your activity card or your Junior Ranger program booklets.
Once you have become a Junior Ranger at three parks, turn in your activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets at a participating park to receive your patch.
Become a Junior Ranger at two (2) participating parks and complete the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Junior Ranger program. If you use this option, make sure to bring your UGRR badge or certificate to a participating park to receive your patch.
Did You Know?
Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men were defeated by a Union force in a small battle along the Wilkinson Pike. The Battle of the Cedars was fought on December 7, 1864.