Category Archives: Preservation

Preservation News: USCT’s Headstone Discovered in Delaware

With tens of thousands of books written on the American Civil War and countless artifacts preserved in museums, it is hard to imagine that any more discoveries can be made about this time period. However, we continue to find hidden … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Congress Fully Funds Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program at $10 Million

This week, the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants program was officially fully funded by Congress at $10 million for the 2019 Fiscal Year. The bill passed through the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this week and was officially signed … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Over 50 Acres Added to North Carolina Battlefields

Earlier this week, the National Park Service awarded $166,360 in American Battlefield Protection Program grants to preserve both the Averasborough (also spelled Averasboro) and Bentonville battlefields in North Carolina. Coincidentally, both of these battlefields were the sites of some of … Continue reading

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Preserving America’s Hallowed Ground is a Bipartisan Effort

No other source has contributed more funding to the preservation of America’s hallowed ground than the American Battlefield Protection Program. This is not only for battlefields of the Civil War, but also the American Revolutionary War and the War of … Continue reading

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Preservation News: 2019 to Bring New Civil War Museum Exhibits

So far, 2019 is set to be a great year for new Civil War museum exhibits. Featuring priceless artifacts and new interpretations, museums across the country – from California to North Carolina – are taking part in commemorating and preserving … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Historic Preservation a Focus for Tennessee in 2019

Tennessee has made it clear to its citizens and to the country – historic preservation is a priority for 2019. In Franklin, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County made it public that they support the creation of a statewide tax … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Shutdown Impacts Civil War Battlefields and How You Can Help

For nearly three weeks so far, the national government has been under a partial shutdown, heavily impacting all levels of American government, especially affecting the National Parks. Since it is only a partial shutdown, many parks remain open to visitors, … Continue reading

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Preservation News: South Mountain Battlefield at the Center of Controversial Proposal

On September 14, 1862, portions of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia dueled for possession of three passes through South Mountain in Maryland. A Federal victory, both sides together lost around five thousand casualties in … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Preserving History Digitally

In this age of the Internet, professional and amateur historians have the ability to research – and preserve – history digitally. Since the advent of the twenty-first century, we can now scour digital archives, find rare academic articles in databases, … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Victory at McDowell

Just last week, our friends at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) announced that they had preserved one of the last few acres of the core of the McDowell Battlefield. According to the SVBF, this particular battlefield is unique; with … Continue reading

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