Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: CVBT Announces Preservation of the Beckham Tract at Chancellorsville

It’s the opportunity to finish part of a preservation puzzle and save an artillery position from Jackson’s Flank Attack! For years, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has been working to save land from Jackson’s Flank Attack at the Chancellorsville Battlefield. In … Continue reading

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A Close Brush With History—UWF History Trust’s Black Politicians Exhibit

It was recently announced in the last Emerging Civil War newsletter that I’ve taken on a part-time position with the University of West Florida’s Historic Trust in Pensacola, Florida. I had begun volunteering in their Collections Department – and diversifying … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 51 Acres at Perryville

Just in time for the battle anniversary this week, the American Battlefield Trust announced a preservation victory at Perryville Battlefield in Kentucky. The newly preserved 51 acres bring the total saved acreage there to 1,202!

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Saving History Saturday: 25 Years — Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District

Twenty-five years ago, eight counties were designed as the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District. This unique arrangement allows for the preservation and maintenance of Civil War battlefield land and sites in the Virginia counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 2021 Virginia Battlefield Protection Grants

Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced the 2021 Virginia Battlefield Protection Grants to help save 441 acres of hallowed ground.

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Saving History Saturday: Donald C. Pfanz Receives The Ralph Happel Award From Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

(Original Press Release from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust) Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) has selected Donald C. Pfanz as the recipient of its Ralph Happel Lifetime Achievement Award in Civil War Preservation. In 1987, while working as a historian at … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 407 Acres to Preserve in the Western Theater

American Battlefield Trust is fundraising to preserve 407 acres across four battlefields in the Western Theater. The acreage is at Corinth, Champion Hill, Chattanooga, and Port Hudson, and donations will be matched $9.27 to $1 with the goal to raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation News For Harpers Ferry

News from American Battlefield Trust: In its most recent victory, the American Battlefield Trust wrapped up a large chapter of preservation efforts at the Harpers Ferry Battlefield by donating the last of four tracts — saved from 2013-2014 and totaling … Continue reading

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From the ECW YouTube Page: A Tour of Pamplin Park

Earlier this summer, I had the chance to spend the day with my friend Tim Talbott at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia. Tim is the director of education and interpretation … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Historic Marker To Be Unveiled at Franklin Battlefield

The following article is an original press release from Williamson County Chamber on August 26, 2021 FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will unveil an historic marker sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust recognizing the enslaved at Rippavilla … Continue reading

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