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


Dec 13, 2013

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in conjunction with the Department of Veterans’ Services is pleased to make available matching grants to help preserve the Commonwealth’s Civil War history.  Funds have been approved for the state’s FY14 budget to incentivize the restoration of monuments, memorials, markers, and documents significant to the history of the Civil War.

This Week in the Civil War

Apr 23, 1861
While Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802–1887) is best known as a fierce advocate for the humane treatment of the mentally ill, she was also an essential figure in the development of nursing during the Civil War.