Tag Archives: American Battlefield Trust

Saving History Saturday: 407 Acres to Preserve in the Western Theater

American Battlefield Trust is fundraising to preserve 407 acres across four battlefields in the Western Theater. The acreage is at Corinth, Champion Hill, Chattanooga, and Port Hudson, and donations will be matched $9.27 to $1 with the goal to raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation News For Harpers Ferry

News from American Battlefield Trust: In its most recent victory, the American Battlefield Trust wrapped up a large chapter of preservation efforts at the Harpers Ferry Battlefield by donating the last of four tracts — saved from 2013-2014 and totaling … Continue reading

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From the ECW YouTube Page: A Tour of Pamplin Park

Earlier this summer, I had the chance to spend the day with my friend Tim Talbott at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia. Tim is the director of education and interpretation … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Historic Marker To Be Unveiled at Franklin Battlefield

The following article is an original press release from Williamson County Chamber on August 26, 2021 FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will unveil an historic marker sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust recognizing the enslaved at Rippavilla … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 3.5 Acres of Manassas Battlefield To Be Preserved

Excerpts from an American Battlefield Trust email and message from President David Duncan Today, the site of the first major land battle of the Civil War, is again under siege. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is hemmed in on all … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 158 Acres for the Gettysburg Campaign

The following preservation details are adapted from American Battlefield Trust’s news and website: Today, we have the chance to secure a $28-to-$1 match to ensure the preservation of two key parcels of hallowed battlefield ground that figure prominently in the … Continue reading

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Fighting on the Same Ground: The 10th New York Infantry at Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor

Civil War soldiers oftentimes found themselves marching and fighting on the same battlefield multiple times. Veteran members of the 10th New York Infantry have a distinction of attacking the exact spot they had defended two years prior, both times as … Continue reading

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Join Us on the Battlefield this Summer

ECW is happy to promote our latest collaboration with the American Battlefield Trust: Twilight Pop Up Tours. These free two-hour walking tours take place on a few Friday evenings this summer, highlighting crucial properties the Trust has helped preserve. Join … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 144 Acres at Champion Hill

Adapted from American Battlefield Trust Since the last musket fired in the Civil War more than 158 years ago, the Champion family has owned the land where one of the most significant actions of the Vicksburg Campaign occurred—on Champion Hill … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Award For Preservation at Cool Spring Battlefield

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on April 22, 2021. AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST, SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY HONORED FOR WORK AT VIRGINIA’S COOL SPRING BATTLEFIELD   Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award recognizes the partnership that … Continue reading

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