Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Preservation Education

Saving History Saturday is transitioning to a monthly column, which will be a wrap up of what is happening with various aspects of preservation. Each month the focus will be on a different aspect of preservation. With the beginning of … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Whitney Plantation

I’ve visited many plantations and historic homes in the south. They usually center their tours around the history of the home and the white families who lived in the “Big House”. There’s usually a cursory mention of the enslaved blacks, … Continue reading

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Fence Friday – Stone and Rider

Continuing our series on fences, you know the ones you see on numerous Civil War battlefields, today we tackle rail & rider fences, also known as stone & rider. If you missed the first installment in this series, Virginia worm … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Targets Three Civil War Battlefields for Preservation

    The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) is targeting 52 acres on three battlefields for preservation. The battlefields are Chancellorsville in Virginia, Gilgal Church in Georgia, and Corinth in Mississippi. The first tract consists of three-acres on part of the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Battlefield Acquisition Grants Awarded to Three Civil War Battlefields

Earlier this month, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) announced the awarding of $820,612.66 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to three Civil War preservation projects. The grants were awarded to state and local government agencies in North … Continue reading

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Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: Following Law’s Alabama Brigade to Gettysburg (part five)

This is the latest installment in an occasional series about a journey I took in the summer of 2003 with my friend Joe Loehle. We followed the route of Law’s Alabama Brigade from Raccoon Ford, Virginia, to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. You … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Wilson’s Creek Foundation Donates Artifact Collection

On August 1o—the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek—the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation officially signed over ownership of newly acquired artifacts to the battlefield. The ceremony took place in front of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitor … Continue reading

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ECW Honors the American Battlefield Trust for Service in Civil War Public History

Emerging Civil War (ECW) is pleased to honor the American Battlefield Trust 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 Civil War Public History … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Adams County Historical Society Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

The Adams County (PA.) Historical Society recently announced that they have received a $1 million challenge grant towards their new history center. Gettysburg residents Pauline and David LeVan have issued the “all-or-nothing” challenge. This means that if ACHS can raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 28 Acres of New Market Heights Battlefield Donated to the Capital Region Land Conservancy

The owners of Four Mile Creek Farm, a core part of the New Market Heights Battlefield, donated 28 acres of the 73-acre farm to the Capital Region Land Conservancy, to be preserved forever. The remaining 45-acres will be conveyed to … Continue reading

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