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


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

May 23, 1861
  The furor that erupted over Benjamin Butler’s “Woman Order”  was not the first stir, or even the most significant stir caused by the general from Massachusetts. A year earlier, he made a decision that, in effect, freed thousands of slaves long before the Emancipation Proclamation.


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.
05/27/2015 - 6:00pm
Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point