Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Growing Youth Involvement in Preservation

For those who follow the social media accounts of the American Battlefield Trust, you may have seen the recent posts featuring their Youth Leadership Team (YLT). Made up of ten motivated, preservation-minded high school students from across the country, the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Protection Program to Help Save 50 Acres at Cold Harbor

Just before the start of the year, the American Battlefield Protection Program – the arm of the National Park Service to preserve hallowed ground – awarded nearly $440 million to save vital acreage at the Cold Harbor battlefield. Just over 50 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Nearly 40 Acres to be Saved at Deep Bottom Battlefield

2020 is off to a great start for battlefield preservation efforts! Virginia’s Capital Region Land Conservancy announced plans to save more land at the First and Second Deep Bottom battlefield sites. Nearly 40 acres is to be acquired by the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Pre-Civil War Era Building in Buffalo, New York to Be Saved Via Adaptive Reuse

Just this week, Preservation Buffalo Niagara has announced its plans to save an 1848 building – named the Eliza Quirtk Boarding House – in downtown Buffalo, New York. On December 19, 2019, Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) officially acquired the property … Continue reading

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The Army of Tennessee: Elegy at Franklin (Part 2)

On November 30th, 2019 I marched off from Winstead Hill at 4pm—the same time the Army of Tennessee stepped off in 1864. Unlike other years the police changed the march-time for “safety reasons” to 2pm—I am not sure what that … Continue reading

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The Army of Tennessee: Elegy at Franklin (Part 1)

November 30th is continuously a meaningful date. That day at Franklin, Tennessee in 1864 was the swan song of the main “western” Confederate fighting force, the Army of Tennessee. In five hours the 30,000-man army suffered 7,500 casualties — attacking, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Launches 2019 Year in Review Video

The nation’s largest and most-successful battlefield preservation organization – the American Battlefield Trust – recently launched a new video recapping their work over the course of 2019. Narrated by President Jim Lighthizer, the video focuses on the organization’s accomplishments, from … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) Launches Inaugural Newsletter

Just this week, the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) group launched their inaugural newsletter! Established in 2014 to save the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, New York, CAMP is built of passionate preservationists that we have … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Civil War Log Cabin Discovered

Earlier in November, an exciting discovery was made in Prescott, Arkansas with a connection to the Civil War. It began with a normal process of tearing down and old house, but then work ceased as the started demolition revealed that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Establishes Lighthizer Legacy Fund

Last week, the American Battlefield Trust announced the retirement of its longtime and respected CEO and President O. James Lighthizer. Shortly thereafter, the organization made a second major announcement – the establishment of the Lighthizer Legacy Fund, created to forever … Continue reading

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