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

Sep 26, 1863
In the final years of the Civil War, one song became popular in both the North and the South: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” The song, composed by Boston’s beloved bandleader Patrick S. Gilmore, was a rousing march that anticipated the celebration at the end of the war. Gilmore premiered “When Johnny Comes Marching” at a Boston concert on September 26, 1863. Still well known today, the song remains deeply evocative of the period.