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”
This site is currently dormant, and some of the interactive features may not work
properly. All of the data from this site may be downloaded in XML format.
Philadelphia Civil War landmarks and treasures, pictured right:
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).