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


Aug 14, 2015

September Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War meeting has been cancelled along with meeting in November. However, the October and December meetings will still take place.

This Week in the Civil War

May 23, 1861
  The furor that erupted over Benjamin Butler’s “Woman Order”  was not the first stir, or even the most significant stir caused by the general from Massachusetts. A year earlier, he made a decision that, in effect, freed thousands of slaves long before the Emancipation Proclamation.