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” section.

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).

This project represents a collaboration among several partners: the Civil War History Consortium, the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries' Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network, and the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project.

This site is graciously hosted by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.


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