Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Historic Mill’s Dam Hoping For A Makeover

A Civil War logistics site in need of preservation? It’s different than battlefield preservation or even historic structure and material culture… Historic Pickwick Mill in Winona, Minnesota is getting some much needed love from its local preservation community. Construction between … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Celebrates Victory At Four Battlefields

Earlier this week, an announcement from American Battlefields Trust shared a preservation victory for four Civil War battlefields!

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Saving History Saturday: How’s COVID-19 Affecting Preservation Organizations?

Yesterday’s article in the Architectural Digest asked a key question for preservation of historical homes and structures: “will historic preservation survive COVID-19?” Diving deeper, the author shared insight from Historic Savannah Foundation, the Los Angeles Conservancy, a chairman of the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation Efforts At Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

This week Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp announced two new successes for their preservation and interpretation efforts in New York. Two vacant houses adjacent to replicated prison and near the original site had recently been purchased, and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Archaeology At Georgia Battlefields

Dr. Ryan McNutt, an anthropology professor at Georgia Southern University, will be leading a project to explore two skirmish sites from Sherman’s March in Jenkins and Burke counties. Up to this time, little archaeology work has been done at sites … Continue reading

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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Offers Extra History Through Their New Online Program

During this COVID-19 Crisis, we have been highlighting the efforts of various organizations to offer or re-work Civil War history programs. Here’s the official latest from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust: Recognizing that social distancing has cancelled or altered many plans … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 54th Massachusetts Monument Restoration

Preservation news from Boston this week… And just in time for the anniversary of the 54th Massachusetts’s departure for South Carolina on May 28, 1863. The famed regiment’s monument in Boston is in need of some restoration since over 100 … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom, part one: The American Battlefield Trust

(part one in a series) It’s been a while since I’ve channel surfed on TV, but Civil War buffs scrolling through their evening Facebook feeds might feel a little deja vu these days. Since the pandemic lock-down triggered stay-at-home orders … Continue reading

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A Walk Around the Fox House at North Anna

On this date, May 23, in 1864, Ulysses S. Grant rudely interrupted an afternoon glass of buttermilk Robert E. Lee was enjoying on the porch of the Fox house, just south of the North Anna River. By the end of … Continue reading

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New Preservation Easement Near Antietam National Battlefield

Earlier in May, Maryland’s Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an easement to preserve more than 60 acres near Antietam National Battlefield. The 61.31 acres is located off Rohrersville and Locust Grove roads. The Rural Legacy Program allowed for … Continue reading

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