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 03, 1863
Massachusetts has many Gettysburg stories—nearly 5,800 men from the Commonwealth fought in the battle, including eighteen infantry regiments. Few stories are as compelling as that of the Massachusetts 20th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, who lost nearly half of their men on the field and in a burst of intense fighting helped turn the tide of the war.

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.