Civil War

Slideshow: 9 Civil War Battlefields You Helped Save

150 years ago this month, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in […]

Victory: Incinerator Project Defeated at Monocacy

For nearly a decade, county officials in Maryland had planned to build a large trash-burning incinerator just yards away from […]

The Confederate Powder Works chimney and textile mills on the Augusta Canal.

A Unique City with an Explosive Past

Explore Georgia's historic and picturesque Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

This story is part of our series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to […]


If These Parks Could Talk

Remembering the Civil War Overland Campaign of 1864

One hundred and fifty years ago last week, two large armies stirred from their winter camps in central Virginia and […]


Trivia Challenge: Guess This Park-Inspired Poet

Q: What famed 19th century poet was inspired to serve as a nurse during the Civil War after spending time at […]