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Saving History Saturday: 140 Acres at Pea Ridge National Park

There’s good news on the preservation front in Arkansas! Conservation groups have acquired 140 acres of a historic farm which borders Pea Ridge National Military Park and plans are in progress to transfer the land to NPS as soon as … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Tennessee Battlefields Receive Grants For Preservation

Exciting preservation news appeared in the Nashville press early this week. Part of a $900,000 grand has been awarded to Civil War sites in Tennessee for battlefield preservation. In total, the grant will fund the opportunities to save approximately 111 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Exciting News From Kentucky

House Bill 319. A new chapter for battlefield preservation may be on the horizon in Kentucky! State representative Daniel Elliott has sponsored this bill in the state legislature for the creation of Kentucky Battlefield Preservation Fund, which would help the … Continue reading

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Why Do We Preserve Battlefields?

I was asked why we should protect battlefields today. That question surprised me, as I have always taken the answer for granted—we just do. But it seemed to be a legitimate, good faith question, so I harnessed my inner smarty … Continue reading

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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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