The Civilian Experience in the Civil War

By Jean Baker, Goucher College

Besides personal losses and the loneliness endured by women, children, and the old, the war brought political uncertainties.

Parks with Relevant Major Resources Related to the Civilian Experience

Painting of civilians in Savannah, Georgia watching Union troops enter the city
Civilian residents of Savannah, Georgia watch as Union troops enter the city on December 22, 1864.

National Park Service

All battlefields, Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arlington House, Booker T. Washington National Monument, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site, George Washington Carver National Monument, Hampton National Historic Site, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Independence National Historical Park, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Springfield Armory National Historic Site , Women's Rights National Historical Park