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National Civil War Parks

Links to all the National Park Service sites associated with the Civil War, including national historic sites, national battlefields, historical parks, national military parks, national monuments, and national memorials.
Andersonville National Historic Site
Travel information on Andersonville National Historic Site, a confederate prison during the Civil War. Here you'll find including park description and information on park location, how to get there, operating hours, activities, facilities, and park history.
Antietam National Battlefield
General Lee's first invasion of the North was ended here on September 17th, 1862, in a battle that resulted in more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing.
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Here on April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederacy's field army to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant.
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Biographical highlights of Robert E. Lee and information on the antebellum home of the Custis and Lee families overlooking the Potomac River and Washington, D.C. Robert E. Lee lived in this home for more than 30 years.
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
The Confederate cavalry was employed with extraordinary skill here during the battle of June 10, 1864.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
The first national military park honors Civil War soldiers that fought for control of Chattanooga in 1863. Includes sections on both sides of the Georgia/Tennessee border.
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot while attending a show here. Museum contains portions of the Olroyd Collection of Lincolniana.
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Here on April 11, 1862, defense strategy changed worldwide when Union rifled cannon first overcame a masonry fortification after only 30 hours of bombardment.
Fort Sumter National Monument
The first engagement of the Civil War took place here on April 12-13, 1861. Park also includes Fort Moultrie, scene of the patriot victory of June 28, 1776.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National
Largest military park in the world features portions of four Civil War Battlefields -- Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Largest battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere was fought here July 1-3, 1863, resulting in a Union victory.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Town changed hands eight times during Civil War, and was site of a diverse number of historical events, including John Brown's attack on slavery.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Park preserves the sites of the Civil War battles of Kolb's Farm, June 22, 1864, and Kennesaw Mountain, June 27, 1864.
Manassas National Battlefield
The Battles of First and Second Manassas (Bull Run) were fought here July 21, 1861 and August 28-30, 1862.
Monocacy National Battlefield
Known as the "Battle That Saved Washington", the battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864, marked the last campaign of the Confederacy to carry the war into the north.
Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site
Commemorates the largest Civil War battle in Florida. In proportion to the number of troops involved, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Preserves the site of the March 7-8, 1862 Civil War battle that led to the Union's total control of Missouri. Only Civil War battle in which American Indians participated.
Petersburg National Battlefield
Setting for the longest siege in American history (9 1/2 months) when General Grant failed to capture Richmond in the spring of 1864.
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Commemorates 11 sites associated with the Union campaigns to capture Richmond, including the battlefields at Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, and Cold Harbor.
Shiloh National Military Park
Travel information on Shiloh National Military Park, including park description and information on park location, how to get there, operating hours, activities, facilities, and park history.
Stones River National Battlefield
Civil War battle that took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863 allowed the Union army to control middle Tennessee.
Tupelo National Battlefield
Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest tried to cut the railroad supplying the Unions march on Atlanta here on July 13-14, 1864.
Vicksburg National Military Park
Commemorates one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War -- the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg -- which took place from March 29 to July 4, 1863.

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