Tag Archives: Jim Lighthizer

Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Launches 2019 Year in Review Video

The nation’s largest and most-successful battlefield preservation organization – the American Battlefield Trust – recently launched a new video recapping their work over the course of 2019. Narrated by President Jim Lighthizer, the video focuses on the organization’s accomplishments, from … Continue reading

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Jim Lighthizer, President of American Battlefield Trust, Announces Retirement

Two pieces of big news in the Civil War community came through in the last 30 hours or so. First came news Sunday evening of the death of Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., who died over the weekend at … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: The Civil War Trust Introduces the American Battlefield Trust

Our good friends at The Civil War Trust announced this morning a new identity to better reflect its expanding mission: The American Battlefield Trust. The new umbrella organization will encompass the organization’s efforts to save battlefields from the Revolutionary War, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dave Ruth, Richmond’s Retiring Superintendent (part two)

(part two of five) After a 44-year career with the National Park Service, Dave Ruth, superintendent at Richmond National Battlefield, retired at the beginning of this week. Dave spent the last twenty-six years of his career at Richmond, and during … Continue reading

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Scenes of Success from Kernstown

We’re pleased to share a little good news from our friends at the Civil War Trust and the Kernstown Battlefield Association. This week, to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle, they celebrated preservation victories that preserve land associated with First … Continue reading

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Preservation Success at Brandy Station

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, the Civil War Trust announced “Victory at Brandy Station!” In a letter from Trust President Jim Lighthizer, “A few months ago, we asked for your help to save 10 critical acres at Brandy Station battlefield’s … Continue reading

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Victory for the North Woods Tract at Antietam

Last week, we told you about an under-the-gun effort the Civil War Trust faced in securing a pie-slice of land at Antietam. “I have wonderful news to share,” says Jim Lighthizer, president of the Trust. “Our fundraising goal was met. … Continue reading

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