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

News

Mar 04, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 marks the sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. On March 4, 1865, President Lincoln would take the executive oath of office for the second time. The next month the President would be assassinated. As noted in the archives of the Inaugural Materials Collection of the Library of Congress Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address was delivered just a few months before the end of the American Civil War, on March 4, 1865, on the steps of the east portico of the US Capitol under its newly completed iron dome.

This Week in the Civil War

Jul 30, 1864
By July of 1864, William Francis Bartlett had experienced the worst of the war. The indefatigable young officer, who was eventually honored in poems by Herman Melville and John Greenleaf Whittier, had been badly wounded several times, but he continued leading men. 

Events

12/31/2015 (All day)
Due to the FY 15 state budget deficit of approximately $329M, the FY15 Grant Cycle for Civil War Memorials is suspended indefinitely.