Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Relocating A Statue

The following original press release was dated February 6, 2021, from Dalton, Georgia. It offers details about a solution found for moving and preserving a Civil War statue in a way agreeable to many in that local community. On July … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 36 Acres of The Wilderness Battlefield Ready For Preservation

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is continuing a long-time partnership with American Battlefield Trust to assist with the final fundraising to save 36 acres of The Wilderness Battlefield! In 2019, the American Battlefield Trust began preservation work on an important 36-acre … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation at New Market Heights

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on February 10, 2021.   PRESERVATION OF LAND AT NEW MARKET HEIGHTS HONORS THE VALOR OF BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS  American Battlefield Trust protects 22 additional acres … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Freedom Colonies in Texas

When the Civil War ended in 1865, approximately 250,000 formerly enslaved people in the state of Texas faced an uncertain future. Although freed from slavery, challenges and difficulties remained as families searched for places to live, jobs, and community. Self-sufficient, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 110 Acres at Three Battlefields

There’s hallowed ground to save at the battlefields of Mill Springs, Petersburg, and Bentonville, and American Battlefield Trust is working to preserve the total 110 acres at the three sites. According to the campaign page on their website, the preservation … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Grant Cottage is now a National Landmark!

The news broke this week! Grant Cottage has been officially named a national landmark. We’ve been following this development for a few months now, and it’s exciting to see the positive changes. Congressional leaders reflected on the moment by sharing … Continue reading

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“High upon a hill she stands” – The Civil War History of Jewell Hall in Liberty, Missouri

In the heart of Clay County, Missouri sits the historic town of Liberty and one of the oldest colleges west of the Mississippi River – William Jewell College. Located near the state’s contentious, bloody Western Border, Liberty sat at the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Vote For Preservation of Endangered Artifacts

Want to cast a vote and help museums get grant money for material preservation? Now through January 20, you can vote once daily in Virginia Association of Museums’ Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program.  There are 10 artifacts in 10 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation at Fort Blakely Battlefield

At the end of March 1865, several Confederate strong-holds and forts remained around Mobile Bay, Alabama. The Federal XVI and XIII Corps, commanded by General Edward R.S. Canby marched toward Spanish Fort. On April 8, an attack pierced the Confederate … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Preserves the Heart of Williamsburg’s Civil War Battlefield

The American Battlefield Trust has had quite a December so far! First they announced a campaign to preserve an incredibly important tract at the heart of the Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor battlefields. Then they declared victory on a piece … Continue reading

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