Tag Archives: Battlefield Preservation

Saving History Saturday: 36 Acres of The Wilderness Battlefield Ready For Preservation

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is continuing a long-time partnership with American Battlefield Trust to assist with the final fundraising to save 36 acres of The Wilderness Battlefield! In 2019, the American Battlefield Trust began preservation work on an important 36-acre … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation at New Market Heights

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on February 10, 2021.   PRESERVATION OF LAND AT NEW MARKET HEIGHTS HONORS THE VALOR OF BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS  American Battlefield Trust protects 22 additional acres … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 110 Acres at Three Battlefields

There’s hallowed ground to save at the battlefields of Mill Springs, Petersburg, and Bentonville, and American Battlefield Trust is working to preserve the total 110 acres at the three sites. According to the campaign page on their website, the preservation … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation at Fort Blakely Battlefield

At the end of March 1865, several Confederate strong-holds and forts remained around Mobile Bay, Alabama. The Federal XVI and XIII Corps, commanded by General Edward R.S. Canby marched toward Spanish Fort. On April 8, an attack pierced the Confederate … Continue reading

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3 Free Podcast with all the latest about Civil War Preservation

Not one, not two…but THREE podcast are ready for listening! Chris Mackowski chats with leaders in the preservation field, learning about new museum exhibits and exciting battlefield-saving opportunities.

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Groups Offer Roadmap to Scale Solar Energy & Protect Historic Resources

(Original Press Release from American Battlefields Trust, December 3, 2020) A new report by a trio of preservation advocacy groups offers best practices for the expansion of utility-scale solar energy, so the growth of this important 21st century infrastructure will not … Continue reading

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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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