Hallowed Ground: Summer 2015

Featured Online Articles

This issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine turns to the 1865 murder of Abraham Lincoln and pursuit of John Wilkes Booth for the 150th Anniversary of the events. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Lincoln Shot

The President Has Been Shot

Page from the Past

Photo essay from exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to photograph surviving artifacts of the assassination and ensuing investigation, trials and executions.Read the article »

Stalking John Wilkes Booth

Stalking John Wilkes Booth

Bob Allen

After John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the nation in mourning was left searching for an assassin and the conspirators.Read the article »

Lincoln's Funeral Train

Lincoln’s Funeral Train and the Grand Review

Camp of Instruction

Digitized photos from the Library of Congress provide remarkable details of the 1,654-mile journey of Lincoln's Funeral Train and the May 23-24, 1865, Grand Review.Read the article »

Staff Rides Military

Historic Battlefields Make Modern Military Classrooms

Camp of Instruction

America’s Civil War battlefields to so-called staff rides, a time-honored tradition in the U.S. military and allow participants to examine a battlefield in extraordinary depth, gleaning valuable lessons in leadership and military science. Read the article »

Franklin Demolition

Franklin Cheers

Field Report

On April 22, 2015, demolition began on the former Domino’s Pizza location at Franklin purchased by Franklin’s Charge with the assistance of the Civil War Trust in 2013.Read the article »

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