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Saving History Saturday: How One Group of Passionate Preservationists Saved a New York Civil War Memorial

In 1914, over two hundred Union veterans gathered in Little Valley, New York for not only their annual reunion, but to dedicate their community’s newest Civil War memorial. A two-story octagonal structure made of brick, wood, and plaster, the beautiful … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Saves Seminary Ridge

Ever since the American Battlefield Trust was rebranded in May of 2018, it has been tackling a major preservation effort on Gettysburg’s famous Seminary Ridge. Though just 18 acres, this property sits on ground that witnessed some of the fiercest … Continue reading

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Introducing Saving History Saturday

Since the beginning of Preservation News on Saturday mornings, Emerging Civil War has tackled some of preservation’s breaking news, from the formation of the American Battlefield Trust to bipartisan legislation. It has been an honor to share the latest news … Continue reading

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Preservation News: USCT’s Headstone Discovered in Delaware

With tens of thousands of books written on the American Civil War and countless artifacts preserved in museums, it is hard to imagine that any more discoveries can be made about this time period. However, we continue to find hidden … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Congress Fully Funds Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program at $10 Million

This week, the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants program was officially fully funded by Congress at $10 million for the 2019 Fiscal Year. The bill passed through the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this week and was officially signed … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Over 50 Acres Added to North Carolina Battlefields

Earlier this week, the National Park Service awarded $166,360 in American Battlefield Protection Program grants to preserve both the Averasborough (also spelled Averasboro) and Bentonville battlefields in North Carolina. Coincidentally, both of these battlefields were the sites of some of … Continue reading

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Preserving America’s Hallowed Ground is a Bipartisan Effort

No other source has contributed more funding to the preservation of America’s hallowed ground than the American Battlefield Protection Program. This is not only for battlefields of the Civil War, but also the American Revolutionary War and the War of … Continue reading

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Preservation News: 2019 to Bring New Civil War Museum Exhibits

So far, 2019 is set to be a great year for new Civil War museum exhibits. Featuring priceless artifacts and new interpretations, museums across the country – from California to North Carolina – are taking part in commemorating and preserving … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Historic Preservation a Focus for Tennessee in 2019

Tennessee has made it clear to its citizens and to the country – historic preservation is a priority for 2019. In Franklin, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County made it public that they support the creation of a statewide tax … Continue reading

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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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