Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: 145 Acres To Save At Cross Keys

This month Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced a new opportunity to save 145 at Cross Keys and create a battlefield park. In their recent new release and appeal, SVBF explains how 95 new acres are available for new preservation and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 2.3 Acres Saved At Franklin Battlefield

In August 2020, The Battle of Franklin Trust, Save the Franklin Battlefield, Friends of Franklin Parks, and American Battlefield Trust partnered to purchase another piece of important hallowed ground in Tennessee. $107,500 saved the 2.3 acre parcel which was part … Continue reading

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What Doomed the Crew of the HL Hunley?

On February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine H L Hunley became the first combat submarine to sink a warship when she snuck up on and rammed her spar torpedo into the hull of the screw sloop-of-war USS Housatonic outside Charleston … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Big News For Grant Cottage

In a recent virtual meeting, the Department of the Interior’s National Historic Landmark Committee unanimously approved the recommendation to make Grant Cottage a national historic landmark. The decision awaits approval from the Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt. It’s been … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Names New Incoming President

The American Battlefield Trust this morning has announced a new incoming president: David N. Duncan. As chief development officer, Duncan has spent two decades shaping the Trust’s growth and success, and on October 1, 2020, he will succeed retiring president … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: $2.88 Million Through American Battlefield Protection Program To Save Hallowed Ground

On August 27, 2020, the National Park Service published a news release stating that “the Trump Administration today announced $2,887,423 in grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program to protect 221 acres of Civil War battlefields and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: CVBT Aims to Raise $10,000 for Battlefield Preservation through a New Virtual Event

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is innovating and continuing to press forward with their mission to save historically significant and endangered ground at the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. With the global pandemic canceling … Continue reading

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ECW Honors Dave Ruth for Service in Civil War Public History

Emerging Civil War is pleased to honor Dave Ruth, former superintendent of Richmond National Battlefield Park, as the recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 3 Acres at Antietam’s West Woods

There’s urgent battlefield preservation news from American Battlefield Trust for the West Woods at Antietam. Three acres inside the official boundary of the battlefield are ready to be saved as hallowed ground for future generations! But time is ticking… $155,000 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Sultana Museum Receives A New Grant & Future

There’s interesting preservation news from Marion, Arkansas! The Sultana Historical Preservation Society learned that the Union Pacific Railroad Board has approved a $10,000 grant which would allow the preservation society to undertake renovations and create a new home for the … Continue reading

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