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The Army of Tennessee: Elegy at Franklin (Part 2)

On November 30th, 2019 I marched off from Winstead Hill at 4pm—the same time the Army of Tennessee stepped off in 1864. Unlike other years the police changed the march-time for “safety reasons” to 2pm—I am not sure what that … Continue reading

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The Army of Tennessee: Elegy at Franklin (Part 1)

November 30th is continuously a meaningful date. That day at Franklin, Tennessee in 1864 was the swan song of the main “western” Confederate fighting force, the Army of Tennessee. In five hours the 30,000-man army suffered 7,500 casualties — attacking, … Continue reading

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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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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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Preservation News: $1.15 Million In Grants To Protect Battlefields In Virginia

Emerging Civil War is pleased to share the following press release and celebrate a wonderful preservation opportunity! Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund will help preserve more than 500 acres of hallowed ground at 10 Virginia historic sites This week the Virginia … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Finishing The Preservation “Charge” For Huntsberry Farm

Details from Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation about one of their current preservation projects… In the fall of 1864, Union Gen. Philip Sheridan was sent to the Shenandoah Valley to bring an end to Confederate control of the area. Uncertain of … Continue reading

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Preservation News: New Opportunity at Gettysburg’s Seminary Ridge

Check-out the details about this new tract of land that American Battlefield Trust is working save on Seminary Ridge, at Gettysburg! There is a remarkable opportunity to save 18 critical acres on Seminary Ridge, on the First Day’s battlefield at … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Victories Announced By Central Virginia Battlefield Trust

Earlier this week, Central Virginia Battlefield Trust announced four new preservation successes! Here are the details: 1. “Parcel 1” At Fredericksburg Battlefield Artillery lunette occupied by the Norfolk Artillery during the battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862.

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Preservation News: Stonewall Brigade Tract Gets Eagle Scout Attention

It’s so inspiring to see young folks involved in battlefield preservation work. Check-out this highlight from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust‘s Summer Newsletter:

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“Battlefields Mean Business: Economic Benefits of Battlefield Preservation”

Many of our readers are familiar with heritage tourism. In fact many of us would say we are heritage tourists! Historic sites and the communities they reside in can mutually benefit from the visitors that they receive. The Civil War … Continue reading

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