Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places

Reflections from the Mule Shoe

I had the privilege of speaking at the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium. It was a great experience to share my research with the larger community of both historians and the group’s supporters and fans. I made the trek from … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project Scheduled to Begin

The closure of Little Round Top at Gettysburg is scheduled to finally begin the week of July 25th. The closure and beginning of rehabilitation work was originally supposed to begin in the spring but was delayed. The installation of fencing, … Continue reading

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A Riverside View from Donelson

A great view of the Cumberland River from the upper river batteries at Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park, near Dover, Tennessee, captured by Ulysses S. Grant in February 1862. The great Union victory also gave Grant a new nickname, “Unconditional … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Monocacy National Battlefield

Located just outside the sprawling development around Frederick, Maryland is the green space of Monocacy National Battlefield. Though the park was the site of what could be considered a small engagement in the scale of the war in the east, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Seven New Battlefield Parks Coming to the Shenandoah Valley

With the completion of the recent legislative session, the Virginia legislature has made the most significant investment in battlefield preservation since the creation of the Virginia Battlefield Protection Fund in 2010. As a part of the biennial budget, the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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The Parade for Gettysburg’s 75th

As another Gettysburg anniversary passes into the background, it is worth recalling that the battlefield’s history did not stop in 1863. I recently noticed something interesting about the 75th anniversary in 1938, specifically about the parade on July 2 by … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Battlefield Restoration Projects

The American Battlefield Trust is currently fundraising to do building demolition and land restoration. To return the land to its wartime appearance, on three battlefields. At Fredericksburg, the Trust is needing to take down five modern houses on land at … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Wyse Fork Battlefield Threatened

The Wyse Fork Battlefield, near Kingston in Lenoir County North Carolina is threatened by a proposed bypass for U.S. Highway 70 in the area. The bypass, if built, would destroy the core battlefield area as defined in the National Register. … Continue reading

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Breaking News: New Battlefield State Park Coming to Virginia!

Breaking news today from the American Battlefield Trust and the Commonwealth of Virginia: Culpeper Battlefields State Park is set to open on July 1, 2024. Jim Campi, chief policy and communications officer at the Trust, sent a note to battlefield … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Beyond the Battle: Museum of the Adams County Historical Society

Local officials in Gettysburg, as well as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently toured the Adams County Historical Society’s new museum Beyond the Battle. A part of the Adams County Historical Society’s new 29,000 square foot history center complex. Nearly $10 … Continue reading

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