Category Archives: Preservation

Civil War Medical History at Ellwood

Check out this exciting opportunity at Ellwood on the Wilderness battlefield by our friends at the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield this weekend.

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American Battlefield Trust Reaches Major Milestone

Our good friends at the American Battlefield Trust announced a major milestone this week at their annual conference: 50,000 acres of saved battlefield land! What an incredible achievement! The acquisition of 13 acres at Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley … Continue reading

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National Park Records Release

The National Park Service this week released decades of park records for public search and use. Their press release reads as follows: The National Park Service (NPS) today unveils a newly launched public website: pubs.etic.nps.gov that is making more than 32,000 NPS … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: The Civil War Trust Introduces the American Battlefield Trust

Our good friends at The Civil War Trust announced this morning a new identity to better reflect its expanding mission: The American Battlefield Trust. The new umbrella organization will encompass the organization’s efforts to save battlefields from the Revolutionary War, … Continue reading

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Recapping Facebook LIVE from Chancellorsville

If you missed our Facebook LIVE events with the Civil War Trust this past week, you can still watch them—even if you’re not on Facebook. For your convenience, we’ve collected links for all episodes, below. Emerging Civil War historians Edward … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: A Follow-Up to “Battlefield Travesty”

“Are you going out to pick up garbage?” my wife asked from the comfort of our bed as I finished tying my shoes. “Yes,” I said, trying to stay quiet enough that she could fall back to sleep. “Don’t pick … Continue reading

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After It Is Saved, Then What?

A fascinating article in the Spring 2018 issue of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust newsletter On The Skirmish Line. If you have not checked out their website, or thought about joining their effort, considering heading on over after reading about their work … Continue reading

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Battlefield Travesty

As part of our Facebook LIVE broadcasts on Tuesday, we paid a visit to the Zoan Church ridge on the eastern edge of the Chancellorsville battlefield (parts one and two). It’s one of the out-of-the-way parts of the battlefield that … Continue reading

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LIVE from Chancellorsville on Day 3

What a day in the field we had today! Emerging Civil War once again partnered with Civil War Trust for a second day of Facebook LIVE broadcasts to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle of Chancellorsville. (You can still … Continue reading

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Facebook LIVE for the Chancellorsville 155th

What a great day we had at Chancellorsville today for our Facebook LIVE event with the Civil War Trust. Hosted by the Trust’s Garry Adelman and Kris White (ECW’s co-founder!), a number of ECW historians participated: Dan Davis, Ryan Quint, … Continue reading

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