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Preservation News: Shutdown Impacts Civil War Battlefields and How You Can Help

For nearly three weeks so far, the national government has been under a partial shutdown, heavily impacting all levels of American government, especially affecting the National Parks. Since it is only a partial shutdown, many parks remain open to visitors, … Continue reading

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Preservation News: South Mountain Battlefield at the Center of Controversial Proposal

On September 14, 1862, portions of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia dueled for possession of three passes through South Mountain in Maryland. A Federal victory, both sides together lost around five thousand casualties in … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Preserving History Digitally

In this age of the Internet, professional and amateur historians have the ability to research – and preserve – history digitally. Since the advent of the twenty-first century, we can now scour digital archives, find rare academic articles in databases, … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Victory at McDowell

Just last week, our friends at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) announced that they had preserved one of the last few acres of the core of the McDowell Battlefield. According to the SVBF, this particular battlefield is unique; with … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Mortars, Murals, and Monuments

As the title for this week’s Preservation News suggests, there was quite a bit of news in the preservation world to update you on. In eastern Tennessee, a 16-lbs Coehorn mortar round was placed on exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Preservation News: The Work To Save Myer’s Hill Continues

This week has seen a lot of fundraising for preservation with #GivingTuesday, and we send our best wishes to all battlefield preservation groups on their efforts. Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is working on a project practically in ECW’s unofficial headquarter’s … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Working On The Trails At Kennesaw Mountain

We’re not quite sure if we should classify this as preservation news or a weekender since it seems to qualify as both an activity and preservation effort…but we’re always excited to hear about volunteers heading to the battlefields to help … Continue reading

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Preservation News: New Project at Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Most of our readers have probably heard of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office which is preserved, interpreted, and operated by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Located in Washington D.C., this small apartment is where the now-famous battlefield … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Celebrating Saved Land At Appomattox

News from American Battlefield Trust… Dramatic scenes of the final fighting between Robert E. Lee’s and Ulysses S. Grant’s men are being preserved for posterity by the American Battlefield Trust. Working over several years, the nation’s top historic land-preservation nonprofit … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Camp Nelson National Monument

Although the presidential decision and designation has been politicized and received controversially, historians can still rejoice in the creation of a new national monument with Civil War significance. This week Camp Nelson in Kentucky received designation as a national monument, … Continue reading

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