Use this site to explore Philadelphia’s rich
Civil War-era heritage. From the toolbar above, select the interactive map or
the database to explore the city’s existing and vanished resources by
topical theme or by resource type – and use the links in the database to
reach additional information on selected resources.
For information on using the interactive map,
including instructions to download a plug-in if needed, click the “help”
link above. For additional information on the project, see the “about”
Philadelphia Civil War landmarks and treasures, pictured left:
Eyewitness accounts of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln transcribed by
James Tanner (Union League of Philadelphia); Pennsylvania Civil War Memorial
(Fairmount Park); Civil War-era diaries (The Historical Society of Pennsylvania);
a pocket watch that stopped a bullet and saved a life (Civil War &Underground
Railroad Museum of Philadelphia); U.S. Colored Troop re-enactors at All Wars Memorial
to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (Logan Circle).