Tag Archives: battlefield preservation

Saving History Saturday: A Question For You

Let’s change things up a little this weekend with a Saving History Question.

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Saving History Saturday: 303 Acres To Save In Tennessee

American Battlefield Trust announced the opportunity to preserve two important tracts totaling 301 acres at Lookout Mountain and Franklin in Tennessee. According the news release:

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Saving History Saturday: Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund Announces Grants

Recently, the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund (VBPF) announced their grants which will aid in the protection of more than 610 acres, including Civil War battlefields and combat sites with ties to U.S. Colored Troops. VBPF’s original press release detailed that … Continue reading

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Jim Lighthizer on His Final Day as President of the American Battlefield Trust

Today marks James Lighthizer’s final day as the president of the American Battlefield Trust. For nearly two decades, Jim has been a household name in the Civil War community for his leadership in the battlefield preservation community. ECW wishes him … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 145 Acres To Save At Cross Keys

This month Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced a new opportunity to save 145 at Cross Keys and create a battlefield park. In their recent new release and appeal, SVBF explains how 95 new acres are available for new preservation and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 2.3 Acres Saved At Franklin Battlefield

In August 2020, The Battle of Franklin Trust, Save the Franklin Battlefield, Friends of Franklin Parks, and American Battlefield Trust partnered to purchase another piece of important hallowed ground in Tennessee. $107,500 saved the 2.3 acre parcel which was part … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: $2.88 Million Through American Battlefield Protection Program To Save Hallowed Ground

On August 27, 2020, the National Park Service published a news release stating that “the Trump Administration today announced $2,887,423 in grants from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program to protect 221 acres of Civil War battlefields and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 99 Acres in the Western Theater

American Battlefield Trust is working to save 99 acres at Shiloh, Raymond, and Vicksburg battlefields and raising $553,330 to ensure the preservation of this land. Here are the historic details from their website announcement and donation page:

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Friends of Culpeper Battlefields Formed

Guest author Mike Block shares about a new preservation development in Virginia: Recently, the Friends of Culpeper Battlefields (FCB) was established with the purpose to serve as a unifying organization supporting battlefield-focused preservation, stewardship, and heritage tourism across the historic … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Celebrates Victory At Four Battlefields

Earlier this week, an announcement from American Battlefields Trust shared a preservation victory for four Civil War battlefields!

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