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

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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

Jul 30, 1864
By July of 1864, William Francis Bartlett had experienced the worst of the war. The indefatigable young officer, who was eventually honored in poems by Herman Melville and John Greenleaf Whittier, had been badly wounded several times, but he continued leading men. 

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