Category Archives: Preservation

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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ECW Weekender: An 18th Century Living History Event at Ellwood Manor

Our colleagues at the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield sent along this great Weekender opportunity for the end of the month. Not only is it an opportunity to visit Ellwood on the Chancellorsville and Wilderness battlefields, but a way to look … Continue reading

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Preservation News: New Opportunity at Gettysburg’s Seminary Ridge

Check-out the details about this new tract of land that American Battlefield Trust is working save on Seminary Ridge, at Gettysburg! There is a remarkable opportunity to save 18 critical acres on Seminary Ridge, on the First Day’s battlefield at … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust at Chickamauga LIVE

It’s the 150th anniversary of the battle of Chickamauga. Our friends at the American Battlefield Trust are on there, broadcasting through Facebook LIVE. If you haven’t been following along, we encourage you to tune in throughout the day on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Preservation News: A Message From American Battlefield Trust

Emerging Civil War is pleased to assist preservation efforts and share the following message and call to action from President Jim Lighthizer from American Battlefield Trust about an important piece of congressional legislation. Dear Friends, My name is Jim Lighthizer … Continue reading

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Modern Development at Rappahannock Station

Earlier this week, Chris Mackowski highlighted the new housing development on the November 7, 1863 Rappahannock Station battlefield. Preservationists over the last decade attempted to draw attention to this possibility but could not rally enough cooperation and interest. I overlaid … Continue reading

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The Lost Line at Rappahannock Station

I had the chance yesterday to explore the former Rappahannock Station battlefield, courtesy of my ECW colleague Rob Orrison. I drive through the battlefield all the time, but believe it or not, I’ve never even realized it. Rob generously took … Continue reading

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Preservation News: 120 Acres at Fisher’s Hill

News from Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s press release and website:  There is a chance to save the center of one of the most iconic battlefields in the nation – Fisher’s Hill. Long in the making, this property first came to … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Charleston, SC – Old City, New Efforts

In late August 2018 exciting preservation news echoed from Charleston, South Carolina! Here are the “fast-facts” and links to more details:

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Limb Pit at Manassas National Battlefield Continues to Show the Horrors of Civil War Medicine

After over 150 years, the Civil War is still one of the mostly widely studied historical moments in history with new discoveries continuously being made. Recently one of these extraordinary finds took place while workers were digging at a construction … Continue reading

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