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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Offers Extra History Through Their New Online Program

During this COVID-19 Crisis, we have been highlighting the efforts of various organizations to offer or re-work Civil War history programs. Here’s the official latest from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust: Recognizing that social distancing has cancelled or altered many plans … Continue reading

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The Capture—and Preservation—of Myer’s Hill

May 14 is the anniversary of the 1864 fight for Myer’s Hill during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Ulysses S. Grant planned for a massive assault against the Confederate right flank there, but poor roads delayed the movement of … 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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CVBT Announces A Preservation Victory Along Brock Road

Earlier this week, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) announced a preservation victory at Spotsylvania, along historic Brock Road. 14.4 acres which had been zoned for residential properties can now be preserved and restored to their 1864 appearance to tell the … Continue reading

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“A Good Time Was Had By All”–Scenes from the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

The Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is now in the books. Wow, what a great time last weekend! On Monday morning, we’ll announce details about next year’s event, so stay tuned! In the meantime, take a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (conclusion)

(part four of four) Terry Rensel is not only the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), he’s also one of my closest friends. I’ve been talking with him about his recent move to Virginia and his … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part three)

(part three of four) I’ve been talking this week with Terry Rensel, the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. He also serves on the editorial board for ECW’s blog. Terry came to his historical adventures by a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part two)

(part two of four) I’m chatting this week with my good friend, Terry Rensel, who’s been hired as the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT). CVBT, one of the country’s premier regional preservation organizations, focuses on … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s New Executive Director (part one)

(part one of four) In early July, the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) hired a new executive director, Terry Rensel. Terry is not only an ECWer—he serves on the blog’s editorial board—he’s been one of my best friends for thirty … Continue reading

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A Word on Behalf of Myer’s Hill on the 155th Anniversary

Happy “Myer’s Hill Day!” Today, May 14, was the anniversary of action 155 years ago at Spotsylvania Court House on the southeast edge of the battlefield. The highest ground in the area, Myer’s Hill became the scene of back-and-forth fighting. … Continue reading

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