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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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Preservation Victory at Goose Creek Bridge!

For those of you familiar with the Gettysburg Campaign, Little Round Top was not the first time the famous 20th Maine or Vincent’s Brigade saw combat during the events leading up to the battle. The Civil War Trust and NOVA … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of Preservation at Chancellorsville Battlefield

Twenty years ago the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Chancellorsville Battle among America’s eleven Most Endangered Historic Places. Now, it’s time to celebrate the preservation successes for this battlefield and important historic area! This coming Friday – March 2, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/26-3/4/18

Through the recent decades, battlefield preservation organizations have saved significant tracts of Civil War battlegrounds. Is there a particular preservation effort that you think was most important? Why?

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