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Jim Lighthizer, President of American Battlefield Trust, Announces Retirement

Two pieces of big news in the Civil War community came through in the last 30 hours or so. First came news Sunday evening of the death of Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., who died over the weekend at … Continue reading

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A Little Justice Here, Folks! (pt. 1)

On February 6 of this year, I wrote a blog post about Abraham, a formerly enslaved person who was “blown to freedom” at Vicksburg. I found something very compelling about this man. He is young, seems to be relatively healthy, … Continue reading

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155 Years: Cedar Creek

October 19, 1864 – one hundred fifty-five years ago – saw battlefield surprises in the Shenandoah Valley. First, the Confederates under General Jubal Early launched a surprise attack on the Union army and managed to drive three corps from positions. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Amazing Preservation Opportunity at Bristoe Station Battlefield!

Last week the American Battlefield Trust announced an amazing preservation opportunity at Bristoe Station. Currently, the only portion of the battlefield preserved is 140 acres that makes up the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. This land was preserved by the … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Dana Shoaf

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Today, we welcome … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: The Plank Farm at Gettysburg Has Been Saved

Just this week, the American Battlefield Trust and the Land Conservancy of Adams County announced they have officially saved the 143-acre Plank Farm at Gettysburg. Over the course of the three-day battle in July 1863, troops of both armies moved … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Saves 145 Acres at Second Manassas and Kelly’s Ford

Just as we commemorate the 157th anniversary of Second Manassas, the American Battlefield Trust has announced their latest preservation victory – 145 acres saved at both Second Manassas and Kelly’s Ford battlefields. According to the Trust, the tracts of land … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Allstadt’s Corner Site Officially Transferred to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

On August 17, 2019, a momentous occasion occurred at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. That day, the American Battlefield Trust officially transferred the Allstadt’s Corner property to the park. Totaling 13 acres in size, the property transfer included the historic … Continue reading

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Tying Young Women to Civil War History

by ECW Correspondent Meghan Hall Emma Bickford, a 19-year-old college student, finds herself lamenting the decline of interest in history, especially among her peers. Instead of watching the trend continue, Bickford decided to step up. She’s making an effort to … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (conclusion)

(part four of four) Terry Rensel is not only the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), he’s also one of my closest friends. I’ve been talking with him about his recent move to Virginia and his … Continue reading

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