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The Civil War Sesquicentennial

Cannon on battlefield

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  • Cannon on battlefield
  • Illustration of bombardment at Fort Sumter
  • Illustration of bombardment at Fort Sumter
  • Lanterns lit at Gettysburg memorials
Illustration of Fort Sumter

Destruction at Fort Sumter

See what followed for the pivotal location after the initial attack in April 1861.

Civil War reenactors

Reenacting the Civil War

Go inside the re-creation of the Battle of Anderson by history buffs in South Carolina.

Civil War Collection

  • Photo: Civil War Atlas

    Civil War Atlas

    Archival and new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of the war.

  • Photo: Receding Tide

    Receding Tide

    The fascinating story of a single momentous day in our country's history.

  • Photo: Fields of Honor

    Fields of Honor

    Edwin Bearss captures the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States.

  • Civil Warriors DVD

    Civil Warriors on DVD

    Three-part program reveals the amazing human stories of lives turned upside down by the war.

  • Laminated map of Civil War battles

    Battles Map

    Laminated map shows battle sites with descriptions, dates and battle routes.

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The Civil War Sesquicentennial

Civil War Collection

  • Photo: Civil War Atlas

    Civil War Atlas

    Archival and new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of the war.

  • Photo: Receding Tide

    Receding Tide

    The fascinating story of a single momentous day in our country's history.

  • Photo: Fields of Honor

    Fields of Honor

    Edwin Bearss captures the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States.

  • Civil Warriors DVD

    Civil Warriors on DVD

    Three-part program reveals the amazing human stories of lives turned upside down by the war.

  • Laminated map of Civil War battles

    Battles Map

    Laminated map shows battle sites with descriptions, dates and battle routes.

Browse All Items »

Latest News Video

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