Tag Archives: Battlefield Preservation

Saving History Saturday: 407 Acres to Preserve in the Western Theater

American Battlefield Trust is fundraising to preserve 407 acres across four battlefields in the Western Theater. The acreage is at Corinth, Champion Hill, Chattanooga, and Port Hudson, and donations will be matched $9.27 to $1 with the goal to raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation News For Harpers Ferry

News from American Battlefield Trust: In its most recent victory, the American Battlefield Trust wrapped up a large chapter of preservation efforts at the Harpers Ferry Battlefield by donating the last of four tracts — saved from 2013-2014 and totaling … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Buffington Island Battlefield

On July 18, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan reached Buffington Island at the Ohio River and hoped to cross his cavalry safely back to friendly territory after his most famous raid into Ohio. It had started over a month … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 3.5 Acres of Manassas Battlefield To Be Preserved

Excerpts from an American Battlefield Trust email and message from President David Duncan Today, the site of the first major land battle of the Civil War, is again under siege. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is hemmed in on all … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 52 Acres To Preserve at New Market

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is working to preserve 52 acres at New Market battlefield. Located along the historic Valley Pike, this land is where Confederate artillery—include the Virginia Military Institute Cadet Battery—rolled into position and turned back a Federal … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 158 Acres for the Gettysburg Campaign

The following preservation details are adapted from American Battlefield Trust’s news and website: Today, we have the chance to secure a $28-to-$1 match to ensure the preservation of two key parcels of hallowed battlefield ground that figure prominently in the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 144 Acres at Champion Hill

Adapted from American Battlefield Trust Since the last musket fired in the Civil War more than 158 years ago, the Champion family has owned the land where one of the most significant actions of the Vicksburg Campaign occurred—on Champion Hill … Continue reading

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Myths and Misconceptions of Cold Harbor

There are certain battles which have a lot of misconceptions attached to them. Perhaps one of the most myth-shrouded battles is the 1864 Cold Harbor engagement near Richmond. Part of the Overland Campaign, it was at the tail end of … Continue reading

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Preservation Setback at the Haw’s Shop Battlefield

In a February 2019 testimony before a congressional subcommittee, American Battlefield Trust president Jim Lighthizer warned that “in the next decade, most unprotected battlefield land will be either developed or destroyed.” Sadly, just over a year later his prediction has … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Award For Preservation at Cool Spring Battlefield

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on April 22, 2021. AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST, SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY HONORED FOR WORK AT VIRGINIA’S COOL SPRING BATTLEFIELD   Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award recognizes the partnership that … Continue reading

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