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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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A Walk Around the Fox House at North Anna

On this date, May 23, in 1864, Ulysses S. Grant rudely interrupted an afternoon glass of buttermilk Robert E. Lee was enjoying on the porch of the Fox house, just south of the North Anna River. By the end of … Continue reading

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New Preservation Easement Near Antietam National Battlefield

Earlier in May, Maryland’s Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an easement to preserve more than 60 acres near Antietam National Battlefield. The 61.31 acres is located off Rohrersville and Locust Grove roads. The Rural Legacy Program allowed for … Continue reading

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Williamsburg Battlefield: Making Good On A Promise

For three days during the early summer of 2018, I had the honor to deliver a set of tours during the American Battlefield Trust’s (ABT) annual conference. Held in Newport News this event brought together the most dedicated and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 140 Acres at Pea Ridge National Park

There’s good news on the preservation front in Arkansas! Conservation groups have acquired 140 acres of a historic farm which borders Pea Ridge National Military Park and plans are in progress to transfer the land to NPS as soon as … Continue reading

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