Category Archives: Preservation

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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John Henry Myer of Myer’s Hill

We told you in September about a major acquisition the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust was making on the Spotyslvania Court House battlefield: Myer’s Hill, scene of action on May 14, 1864. We’re pleased today to welcome guest historian John F. … Continue reading

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Preservation News: $1.15 Million In Grants To Protect Battlefields In Virginia

Emerging Civil War is pleased to share the following press release and celebrate a wonderful preservation opportunity! Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund will help preserve more than 500 acres of hallowed ground at 10 Virginia historic sites This week the Virginia … Continue reading

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Preservation News: American Battlefield Trust’s 2018 State Leadership Award for Preservation Efforts

We’re pleased to share this press release from American Battlefield Trust about a representative who has championed preservation efforts. Charles Sargent, a veteran leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives, will receive the American Battlefield Trust’s State Leadership Award for … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Finishing The Preservation “Charge” For Huntsberry Farm

Details from Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation about one of their current preservation projects… In the fall of 1864, Union Gen. Philip Sheridan was sent to the Shenandoah Valley to bring an end to Confederate control of the area. Uncertain of … Continue reading

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Alert: Civil War Artifacts Stolen at Kernstown

No honest person ever wants to discover, hear, or share news like this in the history community. Still, bad things happen, and by sharing the details, perhaps the thieves will be apprehended or unable to sell their stolen artifacts to … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Favorite Battlefields?

Last month American Battlefield Trust released a video tallying favorite battlefields of their staff and historians. It’s a great reminder why preservation is so important since it has been efforts to save battlefield land through the decades or recent years … Continue reading

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Breaking Preservation News: CVBT to Expand the Story of Spotsylvania Court House with Newest Battlefield Acquisition

We are excited to share some “breaking news” from our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, who have just announced a major new effort at Spotsylvania Court House: While the 1864 battle of Spotsylvania Court House is best known … Continue reading

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