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

Apr 29, 1863
The first week of May 1863 brought General Robert E. Lee’s great victory, and General Joseph Hooker’s great defeat, at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Hooker had significant success leading troops in battle before and after Chancellorsville, but this defeat would become his legacy.

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.
05/02/2015 - 10:00am
East Bridgewater Town Common