Category Archives: Preservation

Preservation News: Victory at McDowell

Just last week, our friends at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) announced that they had preserved one of the last few acres of the core of the McDowell Battlefield. According to the SVBF, this particular battlefield is unique; with … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Mortars, Murals, and Monuments

As the title for this week’s Preservation News suggests, there was quite a bit of news in the preservation world to update you on. In eastern Tennessee, a 16-lbs Coehorn mortar round was placed on exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Preservation News: The Work To Save Myer’s Hill Continues

This week has seen a lot of fundraising for preservation with #GivingTuesday, and we send our best wishes to all battlefield preservation groups on their efforts. Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is working on a project practically in ECW’s unofficial headquarter’s … Continue reading

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Facebook LIVE from Payne’s Farm 155

Today is the 155th anniversary of the battle of Payne’s Farm, the most significant action of the Mine Run Campaign. I had the chance to commemorate the day with the American Battlefield Trust out in the field and on Facebook … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Working On The Trails At Kennesaw Mountain

We’re not quite sure if we should classify this as preservation news or a weekender since it seems to qualify as both an activity and preservation effort…but we’re always excited to hear about volunteers heading to the battlefields to help … Continue reading

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Preservation News: New Project at Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Most of our readers have probably heard of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office which is preserved, interpreted, and operated by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Located in Washington D.C., this small apartment is where the now-famous battlefield … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/12-11/18/18

Let’s talk about archaeology studies on Civil War battlefields… Do you have a favorite artifact, story, or experience? Please note: Always know the rules and have proper authorization/permission before searching for artifacts! ECW does not encourage or condone illegal searching … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Celebrating Saved Land At Appomattox

News from American Battlefield Trust… Dramatic scenes of the final fighting between Robert E. Lee’s and Ulysses S. Grant’s men are being preserved for posterity by the American Battlefield Trust. Working over several years, the nation’s top historic land-preservation nonprofit … Continue reading

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Revisiting “Battlefield Travesty” in Advance of a Clean-Up

A few months ago, I shared the unfortunate story of a Civil War site on the edge of the Chancellorsville battlefield that had fallen victim to vandalism and neglect. I’m pleased to report that local students, in partnership with local … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Camp Nelson National Monument

Although the presidential decision and designation has been politicized and received controversially, historians can still rejoice in the creation of a new national monument with Civil War significance. This week Camp Nelson in Kentucky received designation as a national monument, … Continue reading

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