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

News

Mar 04, 2015

Today, 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

Mar 25, 1865
On March 25, 1865, in the final weeks of the war, Charles H. Pinkham raced back his regiment’s camp after it had been overrun by confederate troops, and retrieved the regimental flag. While the effort seems like a moment from a game of “Capture the Flag,” Pinkham’s act was crucial to the regiments’ honor and morale. It earned a Medal of Honor and a place in history for an otherwise anonymous young man from Worcester, Massachusetts.

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.
04/14/2015 - 7:00pm
East Bridgewater Public Library