Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Myer’s Hill

On May 14, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was moving the Union V and VI Crops from the right flank of the Army of the Potomac’s position in Spotsylvania, to the left flank. He was hoping to either attack … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Grant Cottage Acquires Additional Land

On Wednesday April 27, President Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th birthday, the New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation announced the transfer of 4 acres of the former Mount McGregor Correctional Facility to Grant Cottage. The facility, closed since … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Four Battlefields Targeted for Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust announced this week that they are working to save battlefields in four states, including their first ever effort in Ohio. The Buffington Island Battlefield is the site of one of only two battles that took place … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Battlefield Preservation Grants Awarded

The National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) recently awarded $2,347,080 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to four projects, including three Civil War preservation projects. The two of the projects are in Virginia and the third is in Mississippi, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Gettysburg Rehabilitation Work

Land stabilization and reclamation work began in March at Gettysburg National Military Park. Work at Devil’s Den began on March 21st and is expected to take five to six months. This is the first of several projects, and areas of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: The Medal of Honor Valor Trail

Last week the American Battlefield Trust announced the creation of the Medal of Honor Trail, in collaboration with their partner the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The trail will tell the stories of Americans who have won the Medal of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Help Preserve Todd’s Tavern

At the intersection of Brock Road and Catharpin Road, Todd’s Tavern deteriorating buildings marked a point between The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The location witnessed military movements during the Civil War and actual fighting during … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Civil War Graffiti To Be Relocated

Earlier this week, it was reported that Stafford County’s Board of Supervisors (Virginia) accepted an offer to relocate Civil War graffiti which dates to the winter of 1862-1863. The original location is Buzzards’ Roost and Union soldiers carved their names … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Closing Devil’s Den and Little Round Top

Time is running out for you to visit two of the most awe-inspiring sites at Gettysburg-Devil’s Den and Little Round Top. The National Park Service (NPS) plans to close Devil’s Den on Monday, March 21, 2022, for approximately six months. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Artillery Shell Discovered at Kennesaw Mountain

While metal detecting is not permitted in National Parks, sometimes professional archaeologists are summoned to do investigative work and surveys for public safety. That’s what led to the discovery of an unexploded Civil War bomb within the boundaries of Kennesaw … Continue reading

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