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

Apr 15, 1861
  When Governor John Andrew received a telegram from Washington on April 15, 1861, calling for Massachusetts to send 1500 men, he was able to respond immediately. The Massachusetts militia had been preparing itself for war for months and was well organized, trained, and equipped. Earlier in April, the state legislature had passed a bill appropriating $25,000 for the militia, as well as clothing and ammunition for 2000 troops.


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.
04/21/2015 - 7:00pm
Forbes House Museum