Category Archives: Preservation

A Word on Behalf of Preservation from the Banks of the North Anna

On the evening of May 26, the Army of the Potomac pulled away from the North Anna River. With a feint to the west, the army juked back east and swung across the Pamunkey toward the Totopotomoy. Before we leave … Continue reading

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Building Bristoe and Kettle Run: Public Meeting

We told you last week about an opportunity to have a voice in shaping the future of the Kettle Run and Bristoe Station battlefields. Just a reminder, for anyone interesting in having their voices heard, that tonight is the public … Continue reading

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Have a Voice in Building the Bristoe Battlefield

If the modern preservation movement has taught us anything, it’s that we understand our history less well than we think we do. If we really understood the action at Fredericksburg, for instance, the Slaughter Pen Farm would have been included … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Resaca, on the Occasion of the Opening of the New Battlefield Park

During this past weekend (May 13-15), the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site has formally opened with much pageantry—and great weather! [NOTE: See Michael K. Shaffer’s Sunday post for details.] See my feature article on Resaca in Blue & Gray’s Summer 2015 … Continue reading

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Preservation Success at Brandy Station

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, the Civil War Trust announced “Victory at Brandy Station!” In a letter from Trust President Jim Lighthizer, “A few months ago, we asked for your help to save 10 critical acres at Brandy Station battlefield’s … Continue reading

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The Shared Ground of Chancellorsville and the Wilderness

Yesterday, I wrote of the Civil War Trust’s current focus on a tract of land it’s calling the Chancellorsville-Wilderness Crossroads, which saw troop movements during both battles. Separated by a year, the battles shared much of the same geography even … Continue reading

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The Chancellorsville-Wilderness Crossroads

Early May is a busy month for Civil War buffs in my neck of the woods. In 1863, the battle of Chancellorsville roared through the eastern half of the Wilderness; in 1864, the battle of the Wilderness ripped through the … Continue reading

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The Community Give in Support of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Continues

Just a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post about the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust and their involvement with the day-long Community Give project. Because of the number of Community Give events going on nationwide, the high volume of traffic caused massive internet … Continue reading

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Help the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Many of us at ECW have roots or connections to the battlefields around the Fredericksburg area: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Brandy Station. It’s no wonder, then, that the regional preservation group, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), has a … Continue reading

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Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg

On a recent trip to Gettysburg, I took the liberty of passing by Lee’s Headquarters. As many of you know, the Civil War Trust purchased the property in 2014. Restoration of the site is currently under way. The restaurant building … Continue reading

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