Author Archives: Terry Rensel

About Terry Rensel

Terry is currently the Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Prior to joining CVBT he spent 12 years living and working in Alaska.

Saving History Saturday: Preservation Projects

This month Saving History Saturday is looking at some current battlefield preservation projects. The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) has several preservation projects ongoing. One of the most recent ones is to preserve 128 acres at Antietam and Shepherdstown. This consists … Continue reading

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Wilderness Battlefield Coalition to Host Town Hall Meeting

Wilderness Crossing Town Hall Locust Grove Middle School 6368 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508 October 25, 2022 @ 6 p.m. For over 10 years, a coalition of historic preservation organizations, Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), and the National Park Service … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Museums

This month Saving History Saturday is looking at what’s happening in the world of Civil War museums. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) owns and runs the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum in Winchester, Virginia. SVBF recently received a $150,000 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Education

Saving History Saturday is transitioning to a monthly column, which will be a wrap up of what is happening with various aspects of preservation. Each month the focus will be on a different aspect of preservation. With the beginning of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Targets Three Civil War Battlefields for Preservation

    The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) is targeting 52 acres on three battlefields for preservation. The battlefields are Chancellorsville in Virginia, Gilgal Church in Georgia, and Corinth in Mississippi. The first tract consists of three-acres on part of the … Continue reading

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Erie County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial

The Erie County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial sits on the west side of Perry Square, at West 6th and Peach Streets, in downtown Erie, PA. The sculpture, designed by Martin Milmore, is made from bronze, and sits upon a granite … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Battlefield Acquisition Grants Awarded to Three Civil War Battlefields

Earlier this month, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) announced the awarding of $820,612.66 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to three Civil War preservation projects. The grants were awarded to state and local government agencies in North … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Wilson’s Creek Foundation Donates Artifact Collection

On August 1o—the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek—the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation officially signed over ownership of newly acquired artifacts to the battlefield. The ceremony took place in front of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitor … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Adams County Historical Society Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

The Adams County (PA.) Historical Society recently announced that they have received a $1 million challenge grant towards their new history center. Gettysburg residents Pauline and David LeVan have issued the “all-or-nothing” challenge. This means that if ACHS can raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 28 Acres of New Market Heights Battlefield Donated to the Capital Region Land Conservancy

The owners of Four Mile Creek Farm, a core part of the New Market Heights Battlefield, donated 28 acres of the 73-acre farm to the Capital Region Land Conservancy, to be preserved forever. The remaining 45-acres will be conveyed to … Continue reading

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