Battlefield Tour, Radio Program, and Upcoming Virtual History Program for Wreaths Across America

Exciting and grateful update…as of Wednesday morning, we are donating just over $1700 to Wreaths Across America which will be 101 wreaths placed in Winchester National Cemetery this December. Thank you so much for the support of this fundraiser and project.

This year Emerging Civil War has offered a battlefield tour at New Market and a virtual history program as part of the fundraising to support Wreaths Across America. Reminder: the virtual history program will be sent out this Saturday…and there’s still time to donate and sign up!

The New Market Battlefield Tour occurred last weekend (October 1), and a group of attendees joined Sarah Kay Bierle and Jon Tracey for a two-hour walking tour across the battlefield on a gorgeous autumn afternoon. We’re grateful to the staff of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War at New Market Battlefield for their partnership and support of this tour.

Jon Tracey speaking during the tour at New Market Battlefield last Sunday
Sarah Hebert of Virginia Museum of the Civil War and Sarah Bierle (L) and Jon Tracey (R) at the 54th Pennsylvania Monument on New Market Battlefield.

During the tour afternoon, it was a pleasure to meet and chat with Chris Chapman from Wreaths Across America. We did several interviews for Wreaths Across America’s radio program “A Voice for America’s Veterans” and you can check out those sound clips here!

Sarah Kay Bierle chatting with Chris Chapman on Wreath Across America’s radio program

If you’re interested in donating to help place more holiday wreaths on Civil War soldiers’ graves, our fundraiser continues through Saturday, October 7. Also, the virtual history program links will be sent out on Saturday to donors! Bierle and Tracey are recording the majority of the history from their battlefield tour which will form the virtual history program. Donors will be able to view the video links at any time during/after October 7 since it is a pre-recorded program.

Explore the history of the battle of New Market, hear stories about soldiers who fought at the May 15, 1864 battle, and trace the story of Winchester National Cemetery and fallen New Market soldiers buried there. Learn more and donate today to receive the virtual history link! 

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