Tag Archives: Battlefield Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Rocky Face Ridge Park Grand Opening

After 25 years of planning, fundraising, and work, Whitfield County, Georgia will have the grand opening of Rocky Face Ridge Park on Monday, July 25th at 4:30 p. m.. The park, open since spring 2021 is a 1000-acre conservation park. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Seven New Battlefield Parks Coming to the Shenandoah Valley

With the completion of the recent legislative session, the Virginia legislature has made the most significant investment in battlefield preservation since the creation of the Virginia Battlefield Protection Fund in 2010. As a part of the biennial budget, the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Wyse Fork Battlefield Threatened

The Wyse Fork Battlefield, near Kingston in Lenoir County North Carolina is threatened by a proposed bypass for U.S. Highway 70 in the area. The bypass, if built, would destroy the core battlefield area as defined in the National Register. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Sites Listing

May was National Historic Preservation Month, and each year Preservation Virginia puts out its list of most endangered sites. Starting in 2000, by the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, one hundred and seventy-one endangered sites have been listed. There are eleven … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Gettysburg Rehabilitation Work

Land stabilization and reclamation work began in March at Gettysburg National Military Park. Work at Devil’s Den began on March 21st and is expected to take five to six months. This is the first of several projects, and areas of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Help Preserve Todd’s Tavern

At the intersection of Brock Road and Catharpin Road, Todd’s Tavern deteriorating buildings marked a point between The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The location witnessed military movements during the Civil War and actual fighting during … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust Saves Part of Fort Johnson

Although the historic fort has long since disappeared, the site is getting new preservation and interpretation efforts. The Medical University of South Carolina will sell its holdings at Windmill Point to the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust, allowing the historic … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Ed Bearss Memorial Unveiled

One of the great champions of battlefield preservation in our own era was Ed Bearss. His research, tours, and storytelling were legendary, and he tirelessly advocated for saving the places where history happened. Last year on October 30, 2021, a … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Virginia Governor Youngkin Calls for Creation of Culpeper Battlefields State Park

Original Press Release from The American Battlefield Trust! Check out this exciting preservation news that is on the horizon: (January 22, 2022) The American Battlefield Trust applauds Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s announcement on Friday, requesting $4.93 million for land acquisition … Continue reading

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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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