Tag Archives: American Battlefield Trust

Saving History Saturday: 303 Acres To Save In Tennessee

American Battlefield Trust announced the opportunity to preserve two important tracts totaling 301 acres at Lookout Mountain and Franklin in Tennessee. According the news release:

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History Education and the American Battlefield Trust

I have the good fortune of being able to do a lot of work with the American Battlefield Trust, as do many of my Emerging Civil War colleagues. In particular, we do a lot with ABT’s education department. (As an … Continue reading

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The NPS’s Newest National Battlefield: Mill Springs, Kentucky

The Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Nancy, Kentucky, is officially part of the National Park System. Word came today from Representative Hal Rogers, who represents Kentucky’s 5th District. Here’s information from the congressman’s press release, issued today:

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Jim Lighthizer on His Final Day as President of the American Battlefield Trust

Today marks James Lighthizer’s final day as the president of the American Battlefield Trust. For nearly two decades, Jim has been a household name in the Civil War community for his leadership in the battlefield preservation community. ECW wishes him … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Easement at Shepherdstown

This week the American Battlefield Trust shared the news that a new conservation easement has been placed on 278 acres in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The land is part of Borden Farm near Shepherdstown which was battle area on September … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Prologue

(Part one in a series) What does the “back-to-school” season look like for the Civil War world? By now, we’ve all seen the headlines of pandemic-related mishaps at a number of colleges across the country following unexpected COVID-19 outbreaks. Schools … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 2.3 Acres Saved At Franklin Battlefield

In August 2020, The Battle of Franklin Trust, Save the Franklin Battlefield, Friends of Franklin Parks, and American Battlefield Trust partnered to purchase another piece of important hallowed ground in Tennessee. $107,500 saved the 2.3 acre parcel which was part … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 3 Acres at Antietam’s West Woods

There’s urgent battlefield preservation news from American Battlefield Trust for the West Woods at Antietam. Three acres inside the official boundary of the battlefield are ready to be saved as hallowed ground for future generations! But time is ticking… $155,000 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 99 Acres in the Western Theater

American Battlefield Trust is working to save 99 acres at Shiloh, Raymond, and Vicksburg battlefields and raising $553,330 to ensure the preservation of this land. Here are the historic details from their website announcement and donation page:

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Josiah Benner Farm

Part of a Series. On the north side of Rock Creek, and along the west side of the Harrisburg Road, sits the Josiah Benner Farm. At the time of the battle, the farm encompassed 123 acres of the Gettysburg battlefield. … Continue reading

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