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No NPS, No Problem – Pamplin Historical Park

It is with great pleasure that we are able to conclude the “No NPS, No Problem” series with a site that likely would not exist but for the National Park Service. Not only have many of the major players in … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Franklin

Part Eleven in a series prompted by the federal government shutdown. At press time, Congress had approved a budget but it had not yet made its way to the president. by Lee White Of all the battlefields of the civil war not … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem—New Market

Day Ten in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Situated about 20 minutes north of Harrisonburg, Virginia is the small town of New Market. Here on May 15, 1864, Confederates under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge engaged a Union force … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Richmond Battlefield (Kentucky)

Day Nine (part one) in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown The most complete Confederate victory of the war occurred on August 29 and 30, 1862, as Confederate troops under Major General E.K. Smith smashed a motley U.S. force outside … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Lee’s family homes

Day Eight in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Arlington House, the home most associated with Robert E. Lee, may be closed to visitation, but don’t fret—there are two other historic homes that have direct links to the Confederate military … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!: Allatoona Pass

Day Seven in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown from Lee White The time period between the fall of Atlanta and Hood’s invasion of Tennessee is one of the missing episodes of the history of the war in the Western … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Tullahoma Campaign Sites

Day Five in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown All sites related to the Tullahoma Campaign (24 June – 5 July 1863, a prelude to Chickamauga) are owned by non-Federal entities. Information on those places can be found here: http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/tullahoma_campaign_civil_war_driving_trail/

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No NPS? No Problem!—North Anna Battlefield Park

Day Four in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Oft-overlooked, in the history books and by battlefielders, is the North Anna battlefield—scene of one of the biggest Civil War battles that never happened. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—Civil War Trust Sites in Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Day Three in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Dinwiddie County is a Civil War preservationist’s dream. Forty-three named engagements took place within its 507 square miles, a direct testament to the tenacious campaign that gripped the neighboring city of … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—The Trevilian Station Battlefield

Day Two in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown The Trevilian Station Battlefield is located in Lousia County, Virginia. Although only a two-day battle, the engagement was part of a larger operation that entailed three major objectvies. After being stalemated by … Continue reading

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