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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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Saving History Saturday: Trust Launches Campaign to Save 128 Acres at Perryville

If you take a look at a modern map of the Perryville battlefield and overlay it with the troop movements from the battle in 1862, you will see a gaping hole at the center. That hole – 128 acres in … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: “What story does the Civil War tell?”

“What story does the Civil War tell?” Edward Ayers asked during his Saturday night keynote address at the American Battlefield Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute. We probably all think we know the answer, but Ayers spent 40 minutes challenging assumptions, reframing … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Naming the War

During Friday night’s “think tank” at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute, teachers discussed the question, “How does where you live affect how you teach the Civil War?” One of the threads of discussion that spun from the main thread … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The Last Days of the Confederacy in N.C.

ECW’s good friend Michael Hardy, one of the best regimental-level historians working in the business today, took to the stage in the late morning to talk about the last days of the Confederacy in North Carolina. Of course, the last … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The War of 1812

“I’m here to talk to you a little bit about the War of 1812,” said ECW’s Bert Dunkerly when he took to the stage this morning at the Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute. The war is forgotten and misunderstood, Bert said, … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Where was the Civil War Won?

Once upon a time, in a decade not our own, a young “emerging” historian wrote a thesis paper for his master’s degree at Norwich University. The paper examined the eastern theater and the western theatre and asked, “Where was the … Continue reading

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