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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust to Save Field Hospital Site at Gettysburg

Recently, the American Battlefield Trust (in partnership with the Land Conservancy of Adams County) announced their latest campaign to save more hallowed ground at Gettysburg, less than one month out from the battle’s 156th anniversary. Not far from the Seminary … Continue reading

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A Recap of the Overland Campaign’s 155th

One hundred fifty-five years ago, Ulysses S. Grant sat on the doorstep of Richmond, trying to figure out his next step now that Robert E. Lee had stymied him once again. The Overland Campaign was about to shift into a … Continue reading

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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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