Tag Archives: Battlefield Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Ken Burns Advocates for Preservation at Manassas Battlefield

Filmmaker Ken Burns has spoken out, opposing a proposed digital data center that would be located next to Manassas National Battlefield Park. In a letter to the supervisors of Prince William County, Burns called the project the “single greatest threat … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: A Walk at Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor

Check out the newly-released video from the American Battlefield Trust as President David Duncan walks the land intersecting the Battle of Gaines’ Mill (1862) and the Battle of Cold Harbor (1864). Ninety-nine acres are up for preservation at these battlefields!

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Saving History Saturday: $3.3 Million for Battlefield Preservation

This week the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program announced that $3,378,437 has been awarded through Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to preserve more than 536 acres of land in Tennessee and Virginia. The recipients are the City of Chattanooga, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preserving Two Battlefields near Two Historic Taverns

News adapted from the American Battlefield Trust’s website There is a special opportunity to save three tracts of land—141 acres of irreplaceable battlefield land that was once the site of both an American Revolutionary War standoff and a Civil War … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preserving 5 Acres at Gettysburg

News adapted from American Battlefield Trust American Battlefield Trust needs your help today so that they can buy and eventually restore 5 key acres of battlefield land at Gettysburg. The first is a four-acre tract of land near Culp’s Hill … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Phase Two at Gaines Mill & Cold Harbor with American Battlefield Trust

Article adapted from news on American Battlefield Trust’s website A year ago, the American Battlefield Trust announced a fundraising campaign to protect 108 acres of property where two significant Civil War battles were fought, and where men on both sides, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: CVBT Announces Preservation of the Beckham Tract at Chancellorsville

It’s the opportunity to finish part of a preservation puzzle and save an artillery position from Jackson’s Flank Attack! For years, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has been working to save land from Jackson’s Flank Attack at the Chancellorsville Battlefield. In … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 2021 Virginia Battlefield Protection Grants

Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced the 2021 Virginia Battlefield Protection Grants to help save 441 acres of hallowed ground.

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Saving History Saturday: Donald C. Pfanz Receives The Ralph Happel Award From Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

(Original Press Release from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust) Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) has selected Donald C. Pfanz as the recipient of its Ralph Happel Lifetime Achievement Award in Civil War Preservation. In 1987, while working as a historian at … Continue reading

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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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