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


Dec 13, 2013

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in conjunction with the Department of Veterans’ Services is pleased to make available matching grants to help preserve the Commonwealth’s Civil War history.  Funds have been approved for the state’s FY14 budget to incentivize the restoration of monuments, memorials, markers, and documents significant to the history of the Civil War.

This Week in the Civil War

Apr 15, 1861
  When Governor John Andrew received a telegram from Washington on April 15, 1861, calling for Massachusetts to send 1500 men, he was able to respond immediately. The Massachusetts militia had been preparing itself for war for months and was well organized, trained, and equipped. Earlier in April, the state legislature had passed a bill appropriating $25,000 for the militia, as well as clothing and ammunition for 2000 troops.