Attack on the batteries at Bull Run by three companies of the First Massachusetts Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Welles, commanding.


Aug 14, 2015

September Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War meeting has been cancelled along with meeting in November. However, the October and December meetings will still take place.

This Week in the Civil War

Jan 31, 1862
During the 1850s and into the Civil War years, the intellectual community in Massachusetts became very active in pushing for the abolition of slavery, lobbying Lincoln and congressional leaders, and using their talents to educate the general public. Concord’s Ralph Waldo Emerson, the widely influential essayist and poet, had avoided any activism in his early years, even though he opposed slavery.