Category Archives: Preservation

Preservation of the Franklin Battlefield

From ECW Correspondent Jason Klaiber Over the last ten years, the Civil War Trust has worked tirelessly to reclaim the once-lost Franklin battlefield in central Tennessee, where Confederates attacked Union forces on November 30, 1864. The attack ignited horrific, close-quarters … Continue reading

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Donate to CVBT to Help Preserve Central Virginia’s Battlefields on “Community Give” Day

If you’re interested in supporting battlefield preservation in the Fredericksburg area, today is “Community Give” day. You can make a donation to our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust (CVBT): https://thecommunitygive.org//#npo/central-virginia-battlefields-trust CVBT has done some wonderful work preserving battlefield … Continue reading

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Meet Ben Brockenbrough, Central Virginia Battlefield Trust’s New Executive Director

By ECW correspondant Liam McGurl As his three first three months serving as the executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust come to a close, Ben Brockenbrough is starting to settle into his new position. As executive director, Brockenbrough … Continue reading

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The Preservation of Monroe’s Crossroads, Averasboro and Bentonville

Not every Civil War battlefield is within the boundaries of a national park. Three important ones, all associated with Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign of 1865, are preserved, but are not within the boundaries of a national park. All three provide excellent … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust Preserving More of “The Most Fought Over Ground in America” at Brandy Station

By ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl After a major year in preservation, the Civil War Trust has offered Brandy Station Battlefield a new conservation opportunity. This project consists of the acquisition and preservation of 33 square acres of land at the … Continue reading

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In Defense of Preservation

A misguided column appeared in today’s Fredericksburg, Virginia, Free Lance-Star that gives preservation-minded folks reason to pause. Columnist Donnie Johnston denounced battlefield preservation as an nothing more than an effort to strip landowners of their rights in the name of “glorifying … Continue reading

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Landscape Restoration in Fredericksburg: The New View is “Phenomenal”

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl Over the past few months, parts of the Fredericksburg battlefield have seen a real change in scenery. These changes include landscape restoration surrounding Chatham, the park headquarters, and the Richardson House, which sat atop Marye’s … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Civil War Treasure

When pondering the history of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first thing that springs to mind is generally not the city’s involvement in the American Civil War. Although the state hosted the most famous battle of the war, Pittsburgh seemingly stood … Continue reading

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Exploring Jericho Mills

It feels more like late March than late January as we walk across the field at Jericho Mills. The sky is as open and clear as the ground we’re walking across. Dried cow patties dot the field like landmines, and barbed wire … Continue reading

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CAMPers Making Progress in Memorial Preservation

From historian Mark Dunkelman, we receive news that “there have been noteworthy and positive recent developments in the fight to save the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley (NY).” Back in the fall, ECW’s Chris Mackowski wrote … Continue reading

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