Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: A Question For You

Let’s change things up a little this weekend with a Saving History Question.

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Saving History Saturday: Fort D Historic Site Completes Renovations

Earlier this month, the Parks & Recreation Department of the city of Cape Girardeau in Missouri announced the completion of renovations at Fort D Historic Site. The new roof, flagpole and sign have been installed, and a small ribbon cutting … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Maine’s Historical Survey for Preservation

Battlefields need preserving, but so do sites or buildings in the hometowns where Civil War soldiers hailed from…and here’s some interesting news from the homefront in the far north. The Maine Historic Preservation Commission and several other organizations have launched … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Gravel Roads

If you’ve had the opportunity to explore Loudoun County, Virginia, and trace the routes of campaigns or troop movements through the area, you’ve probably driven the narrow gravel roads which are nearly unchanged through the centuries. On October 31, 2020, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 303 Acres To Save In Tennessee

American Battlefield Trust announced the opportunity to preserve two important tracts totaling 301 acres at Lookout Mountain and Franklin in Tennessee. According the news release:

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History Education and the American Battlefield Trust

I have the good fortune of being able to do a lot of work with the American Battlefield Trust, as do many of my Emerging Civil War colleagues. In particular, we do a lot with ABT’s education department. (As an … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument – Reflecting on the Journey

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky became the 421th unit in the National Park Service. After much support from congressional representatives, this Civil War battle site has received a new and high level for protection and … Continue reading

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The NPS’s Newest National Battlefield: Mill Springs, Kentucky

The Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Nancy, Kentucky, is officially part of the National Park System. Word came today from Representative Hal Rogers, who represents Kentucky’s 5th District. Here’s information from the congressman’s press release, issued today:

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Saving History Saturday: Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund Announces Grants

Recently, the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund (VBPF) announced their grants which will aid in the protection of more than 610 acres, including Civil War battlefields and combat sites with ties to U.S. Colored Troops. VBPF’s original press release detailed that … Continue reading

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Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association

ECW is please to welcome Tim Talbott On September 29, 1864, during the fighting at the Battle of New Market Heights, as Corporal Miles James of Company B, 36th United States Colored Infantry maneuvered through abatis and approached the Confederate … Continue reading

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