Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Owen Brown’s Gravestone Restored In California

Yes, it’s THAT Owen Brown! The son of John Brown. Did you know that he died in 1889 and is buried in Altadena, California?

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Saving History Saturday: Buffington Island Battlefield

On July 18, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan reached Buffington Island at the Ohio River and hoped to cross his cavalry safely back to friendly territory after his most famous raid into Ohio. It had started over a month … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 3.5 Acres of Manassas Battlefield To Be Preserved

Excerpts from an American Battlefield Trust email and message from President David Duncan Today, the site of the first major land battle of the Civil War, is again under siege. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is hemmed in on all … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 52 Acres To Preserve at New Market

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is working to preserve 52 acres at New Market battlefield. Located along the historic Valley Pike, this land is where Confederate artillery—include the Virginia Military Institute Cadet Battery—rolled into position and turned back a Federal … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 158 Acres for the Gettysburg Campaign

The following preservation details are adapted from American Battlefield Trust’s news and website: Today, we have the chance to secure a $28-to-$1 match to ensure the preservation of two key parcels of hallowed battlefield ground that figure prominently in the … Continue reading

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An Update on the Adams County Historical Society’s New Exhibit Gallery, Archives, and Education Center

With the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg coming up next weekend, we thought we’d check in with our friends at the Adams County Historical Society to see how they were coming along on the construction of their new Exhibit … Continue reading

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Join Us on the Battlefield this Summer

ECW is happy to promote our latest collaboration with the American Battlefield Trust: Twilight Pop Up Tours. These free two-hour walking tours take place on a few Friday evenings this summer, highlighting crucial properties the Trust has helped preserve. Join … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: A Summer of Restoration for the Kirkland Monument at Fredericksburg Battlefield

The Sergeant Kirkland Monument within the boundaries of Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park and near the Sunken Road and Marye’s Heights is an iconic symbol. Depicting the Confederate sergeant giving water to a wounded Union soldier, it’s a powerful reminder of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 144 Acres at Champion Hill

Adapted from American Battlefield Trust Since the last musket fired in the Civil War more than 158 years ago, the Champion family has owned the land where one of the most significant actions of the Vicksburg Campaign occurred—on Champion Hill … Continue reading

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Preservation Setback at the Haw’s Shop Battlefield

In a February 2019 testimony before a congressional subcommittee, American Battlefield Trust president Jim Lighthizer warned that “in the next decade, most unprotected battlefield land will be either developed or destroyed.” Sadly, just over a year later his prediction has … Continue reading

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