Category Archives: Preservation

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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Jerilyn James Lee and Why the Civil War Still Matters

A pretty lady walked quietly in the cemetery where her grandparents and great-grandparents are buried. As she looked at the dates on the markers: I realized from the dates on my great grandmother’s grave that she was born in 1859 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: One Community’s Effort to Honor a USCT Hero

Tucked away in the historic village of Sandwich, Massachusetts, is a worn-down headstone. This is no ordinary gravesite, though. In fact, it is the resting place of a Civil War hero – Sandwich’s only known African American Union soldier. While … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: This Veterans Day, Preserve Their Legacies

This Veterans Day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the National Park Partners and Chattanooga Area Historical Association are hosting a lecture series on the 1889 “Blue and Gray Barbecue” that helped spark the preservation of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This … Continue reading

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Jim Lighthizer, President of American Battlefield Trust, Announces Retirement

Two pieces of big news in the Civil War community came through in the last 30 hours or so. First came news Sunday evening of the death of Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., who died over the weekend at … Continue reading

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CVBT Announces A Preservation Victory Along Brock Road

Earlier this week, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) announced a preservation victory at Spotsylvania, along historic Brock Road. 14.4 acres which had been zoned for residential properties can now be preserved and restored to their 1864 appearance to tell the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday – African American Civil War Memorial Museum Is Expanding

Just last week, the African American Civil War Memorial Museum made a major announcement and held a groundbreaking ceremony – to greatly expand their museum in Washington, DC.

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