ECW Adds Preservation Updates to Blog


Preserving the sacred places where the American Civil War was fought is a priority for both our authors and readers. Many of us are either members of, or have supported at one point or another, one the several key preservation organizations that are tirelessly working to save as much hallowed ground as possible before it is gone forever. These organizations are constantly “fighting the good fight,” and in many cases, these victories are made without the recognition they deserve.

Join us Sunday mornings as we post the latest preservation updates from organizations such as the Civil War Trust, Central Virginia Battlefields, Franklin’s Charge, Richmond Battlefields Association, and many more.

Our first update happened just this past week when the Civil War Trust announced yet another victory at the Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefields. They write, “Earlier this year, we called on our members to help preserve a 355-acre parcel of land associated with both the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville and the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness. Thanks to the loyalty and commitment of members like you, we can now celebrate victory on this crucial land! With these additional acres, the Trust has now preserved over 1,100 acres at Chancellorsville and the Wilderness.” Click the link for further information regarding this saved land.

We hope to “see” you again on Sunday mornings for these updates.


About Daniel Welch

Dan Welch is currently a primary and secondary educator with a public school district in northeast Ohio. Previously, he was the Education Programs Coordinator for the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner of Gettysburg National Military Park. Dan continues to serve as a seasonal Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has received his BA in Instrumental Music Education from Youngstown State University and a MA in Military History with a Civil War Era concentration at American Military University. Dan has also studied under the tutelage of Dr. Allen C. Guelzo as part of the Gettysburg Semester at Gettysburg College. He has been a contributing member at Emerging Civil War for over six years and is the co-author of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863. He resides with his wife, Sarah, and three Labrador retrievers in Boardman, Ohio.
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2 Responses to ECW Adds Preservation Updates to Blog

  1. Meg Groeling says:

    I am so glad ECW is going to be adding this important part of the Civil War community to our pages. Huzzah!

  2. Education and preservation is the goal of our learning center here at Echos Through Time So I am so glad to welcome this format .Along with Meg Great work ECW and a Rebel yell

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