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

News

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

Jul 14, 1863
During the middle of July in 1863, New York City was engulfed in terrifying draft riots. The brutal violence was directed primarily at Blacks, and more than 100 people were killed. At the same time, tensions began to rise in Boston among the Irish immigrant population, and the city experienced its own draft riot, though on a far smaller, and less deadly, scale.

Events

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.