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

May 28, 1863
At 9:00 a.m. on May 28, 1863, the men of the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry Regiment—the first Civil War regiment composed of free Northern African-Americans—began marching through Boston. Wearing their dress uniforms, they paraded through the streets to the cheers of the thousands. It was a sight that very few had ever expected to see.


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.
05/27/2015 - 6:00pm
Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point