Civil War 150 - a commemoration by the Smithsonian
Battle of first Manassas/Bull Run, July 21, 1861

A TERRIFIC BLOODY BATTLE

Read the eyewitness account of the battle of first Manassas/Bull Run
by Mary Henry, daughter of the first Smithsonian Secretary

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MUSEUMS AND MORE!

National Museum of American History

National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian American Art Museum

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Air and Space Museum

National Postal Museum

Smithsonian Archives

SI Traveling Exhibition Sservices

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

Smithsonian Folkways

Resident Associates

Smithsonian Journeys

History Wired

 

AFFILIATES!

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

American Textile History Museum (Lowell, MA)

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum (Baltimore, MD)

Conner Prairie (Fishers, Indiana)

Historic Arkansas Museum

Kenosha Public Museum (Kenosha, Wisconsin)

Lowell National Historical Park

National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA)

National Museum of American Jewish History

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)

North Carolina Museum of History

Oklahoma Historical Society (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Senator John Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

South Carolina State Museum

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

 

TEACHER RESOURCES!

Smithsonian's History Explorer

Smithsonian Education

 

WE WERE THERE!

"Interruptions and Embarrassments": The Smithsonian Institution during the Civil War

Photographs of the Smithsonian during the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Visits the Castle (video)

On This Spot: Thaddeus Lowe, Chief Aeronaut for the Union Army

Civil War Balloons (video)

Ambrose Burnside & the 1st RI at Camp Sprague near Washington, D.C., 1861 (video)

Joseph Henry: Science Advisor

 

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BOOKS!

Smithsonian Civil War book
Smithsonian Civil War

 

EVENTS!

 

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Browse the Smithsonian Civil War collection

 

Smithsonian Castle - Established 1846: We Were There