Civil War Collections

The Civil War tore through the United States in 1861, dividing families and turning countrymen into mortal enemies. By the time it ended four years later, it had left behind hundreds of thousands of casualties, a ruined Southern economy, and a complicated legacy of emancipation.

Yet it also produced countless artifacts and documents through which we may better understand the period. Search these Civil War collections to find the guns with which the war was fought, the uniforms that soldiers wore into battle, the letters they wrote home, and many other items from one of the most transformative periods of American history.

Search All Collections
Select a Collection
Appomattox Court House National ParkAppomattox Virginia
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee MemorialArlington Virginia
Ford's Theatre National Historic SiteWashington District Of Columbia
Fort Pulaski National MonumentSavannah Georgia
Fort Sumter National MonumentSullivan's Island South Carolina
Gettysburg National Military ParkGettysburg Pennsylvania
Harpers Ferry National Historic ParkHarpers Ferry West Virginia
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield ParkKennesaw Georgia
Lincoln Home National Historic SiteSpringfield Illinois
Manassas National Battlefield ParkManassas Virginia
Monocacy National BattlefieldFrederick Maryland
National Civil War Naval MuseumColumbus Georgia
National Museum Of Civil War MedicineFrederick Maryland
Pamplin Historical ParkPetersburg Virginia
Richmond National Battlefield ParkRichmond Virginia
Vicksburg National Military ParkVicksburg Mississippi