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Friends of Culpeper Battlefields Formed

Guest author Mike Block shares about a new preservation development in Virginia: Recently, the Friends of Culpeper Battlefields (FCB) was established with the purpose to serve as a unifying organization supporting battlefield-focused preservation, stewardship, and heritage tourism across the historic … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Celebrates Victory At Four Battlefields

Earlier this week, an announcement from American Battlefields Trust shared a preservation victory for four Civil War battlefields!

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A Walk Around the Fox House at North Anna

On this date, May 23, in 1864, Ulysses S. Grant rudely interrupted an afternoon glass of buttermilk Robert E. Lee was enjoying on the porch of the Fox house, just south of the North Anna River. By the end of … Continue reading

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New Preservation Easement Near Antietam National Battlefield

Earlier in May, Maryland’s Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an easement to preserve more than 60 acres near Antietam National Battlefield. The 61.31 acres is located off Rohrersville and Locust Grove roads. The Rural Legacy Program allowed for … Continue reading

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Williamsburg Battlefield: Making Good On A Promise

For three days during the early summer of 2018, I had the honor to deliver a set of tours during the American Battlefield Trust’s (ABT) annual conference. Held in Newport News this event brought together the most dedicated and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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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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