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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    A list of the Union soldiers buried at Andersonville

    A list of the Union soldiers buried at Andersonville

    Published in 1866, this report provides a list of the dead at Andersonville, taken from Dorence Atwater's secret copy of the official Confederate records. Dorence, a prisoner held at Andersonville for eleven months, spent much of his time held at the prison as a paroled prisoner, working in the hospital office as a clerk. It was in this capacity that he made a secret copy of the death register. He and Clara Barton accompanied the Army expedition to Andersonville in the summer of 1865.

  • Montezuma Castle National Monument

    A Past Preserved in Stone: A History of Montezuma Castle National Monument

    Want to know the indepth story of Montezuma Castle over the last 100 years? This is the book for you. While it starts with the first possible Spanish explorers to visit the Verde Valley in 1583, the real beauty of this work is in its treatment of the history of the National Monument. Dealing within historical contexts, Protas looks at the administrative, natural and cultural divisions, and the management decisions which have guided the park.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    American Impressionism - Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    American Impressionism - Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    This on-line exhibit from the Smithsonian American Art Museum matches paintings with historical context & critical analysis. The selection of American treasures features Weir Farm regulars prominently, including Julian Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, and Theodore Robinson. Start with Weir's "Upland Pasture" (#50) and continue to discover an array of pieces (each with short descriptions) inspired by classic American scenes.

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Castle Williams Historic Structure Report

    Castle Williams Historic Structure Report

    This report provides a comprehensive timeline of the history of Castle Williams. Prepared by Barbara Yocum as part of the National Park Service's Historic Architecture Program, it includes many images, diagrams, and summaries of each era in the Castle's history.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Contributions relating to the causation and prevention of disease, and to camp diseases; together with a report of the diseases, etc., among the prisoners at Andersonville, Ga

    Contributions relating to the causation and prevention of disease, and to camp diseases; together with a report of the diseases, etc., among the prisoners at Andersonville, Ga

    This report by the non-governmental U.S Sanitary Commission is devoted to a series of medical issues pertaining to the Civil War. A third of the book is devoted to Andersonville, written by Confederate surgeon Joseph Jones, M.D. Portions of his essay are derived from the report he attempted to suppress at the end of the war.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Cultural Landscape Report for Weir Farm National Historic Site, Volume 1: Site History & Existing Conditions

    Cultural Landscape Report for Weir Farm National Historic Site, Volume 1: Site History & Existing Conditions

    Cultural Landscapes are "any lands public or private, large or small, with historic significance (or importance in American history) and historic integrity (or physical authenticity)." Weir Farm National Historic Site's unique history & exemplary integrity make it a dynamic and important landscape for understanding American history and culture. Read this report to learn more!

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Diving to the Aggregate Plant Video

    Diving to the Aggregate Plant Video

    There are many cultural resources hidden below the placid waters of Lake Mead. This podcast explores the aggregate plant that produced material for the building of Hoover Dam.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Famous Painters of America by J. Walker McSpadden

    Famous Painters of America by J. Walker McSpadden

    Writing just 3 years before Weir's death, McSpadden deems Weir one of the "Famous Painters of America," alongside his friends and influences James Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and more. McSpadden terms Weir the "painter of the personal equation" for his intimate paintings, especially his depictions of domestic rural life at Weir Farm. The author goes on to describe why Weir was famous in life, and in doing so, points to why his story should be preserved.

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Fort Caroline and Its Leader

    Fort Caroline and Its Leader

    Discover the story of Fort Caroline from the man who established the memorial.

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Fort Jay Historic Structure Report

    Fort Jay Historic Structure Report

    This Historic Structure Report, prepared by Barbara Yocum for the National Park Service's Historic Architecture program, provides a comprehensive timeline of the structures of Fort Jay.