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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Offers New ECW Shiloh Book for Supporters

In honor of the Battle of Shiloh’s 157th anniversary this weekend, the American Battlefield Trust announced its latest campaign to save 73 acres of hallowed ground at two significant 1862 battles: Shiloh and South Mountain. To save these two critical battlefields, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Join Your Local Historic Site Next Weekend for Park Day

Ever wanted to clear brush at Gettysburg? What about helping maintain trails and remove trash at Fort Davidson? Or even help to landscape at the Picketts Mill Battlefield? Now is your chance to pick up a shovel, lace up your … Continue reading

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National Medal of Honor Day

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, and if you haven’t seen the American Battlefield Trust’s latest edition of Hallowed Ground, which focuses on the Congressional Medal of Honor, you need to check it out. Thanks to my longtime partner … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Saves Seminary Ridge

Ever since the American Battlefield Trust was rebranded in May of 2018, it has been tackling a major preservation effort on Gettysburg’s famous Seminary Ridge. Though just 18 acres, this property sits on ground that witnessed some of the fiercest … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust’s Former Teacher of the Year Collects Bottlecaps to Represent Civil War Death Toll 

[Editor’s Note: At the 2018 American Battlefield Trust Teacher Institute, ECW Editor in Chief Chris Mackowski met the Trust’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Phil Caskey, who told him about a class project intended to capture the full scale of … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Over 50 Acres Added to North Carolina Battlefields

Earlier this week, the National Park Service awarded $166,360 in American Battlefield Protection Program grants to preserve both the Averasborough (also spelled Averasboro) and Bentonville battlefields in North Carolina. Coincidentally, both of these battlefields were the sites of some of … Continue reading

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Preserving America’s Hallowed Ground is a Bipartisan Effort

No other source has contributed more funding to the preservation of America’s hallowed ground than the American Battlefield Protection Program. This is not only for battlefields of the Civil War, but also the American Revolutionary War and the War of … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg: Animated – Courtesy of American Battlefield Trust

For many of us at Emerging Civil War, Fredericksburg and its battlefield are familiar territory, even places where some of us started our journeys as public historians. And for those authors and editors in other parts of the country, Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Facebook LIVE from Payne’s Farm 155

Today is the 155th anniversary of the battle of Payne’s Farm, the most significant action of the Mine Run Campaign. I had the chance to commemorate the day with the American Battlefield Trust out in the field and on Facebook … Continue reading

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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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