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Saving History Saturday: Growing Youth Involvement in Preservation

For those who follow the social media accounts of the American Battlefield Trust, you may have seen the recent posts featuring their Youth Leadership Team (YLT). Made up of ten motivated, preservation-minded high school students from across the country, the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Protection Program to Help Save 50 Acres at Cold Harbor

Just before the start of the year, the American Battlefield Protection Program – the arm of the National Park Service to preserve hallowed ground – awarded nearly $440 million to save vital acreage at the Cold Harbor battlefield. Just over 50 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Launches 2019 Year in Review Video

The nation’s largest and most-successful battlefield preservation organization – the American Battlefield Trust – recently launched a new video recapping their work over the course of 2019. Narrated by President Jim Lighthizer, the video focuses on the organization’s accomplishments, from … Continue reading

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More from Gettysburg’s Remembrance Day 2019

By Terry Rensel One of the great perks of relocating from Alaska to central Virginia this past summer is that I get to have an almost constant emergence into all things Civil War pretty much whenever I want. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Establishes Lighthizer Legacy Fund

Last week, the American Battlefield Trust announced the retirement of its longtime and respected CEO and President O. James Lighthizer. Shortly thereafter, the organization made a second major announcement – the establishment of the Lighthizer Legacy Fund, created to forever … Continue reading

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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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