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For those of you familiar with the Gettysburg Campaign, Little Round Top was not the first time the famous 20th Maine or Vincent’s Brigade saw combat during the events leading up to the battle. The Civil War Trust and NOVA … Continue reading
Our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust sent along some information on their annual meeting. It sounds like an event that shouldn’t be missed. Read below for more information and how to get involved with a great event and … Continue reading
Check out this neat announcement from the Civil War Trust. In a different kind of preservation, preserving the memory of Pickett’s Charge, the Trust looks at a contemporary interpretation of the famed nineteenth-century Gettysburg cyclorama. Keep reading to find out … Continue reading
Through the recent decades, battlefield preservation organizations have saved significant tracts of Civil War battlegrounds. Is there a particular preservation effort that you think was most important? Why?
Our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust have recently released their Winter 2017-2018 newsletter, On the skirmish line. In this latest issue, they share the news of the recent recipient of their Dr. Michael P. Stevens Preservation Award, D.P. … Continue reading
(part five of five) We conclude today my interview with Dave Ruth, who starts 2018 as the former superintendent of Richmond National Battlefield. Dave retired at the beginning of this week after a 44-year career with the National Park Service, … Continue reading
(part four of five) Earlier this week, Dave Ruth retired as superintendent of Richmond National Battlefield—a national park that preserves stories from Civil War campaigns in both the 1862 and 1864. But as Dave explains today, the park’s layers of … Continue reading
(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
(part one of five) I recently heard Dave Ruth described as “the last of the great, old-guard superintendents.” For more than thirty years, Dave has made Richmond National Battlefield his life’s work, overseeing the park’s growth from 754 acres to … Continue reading
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Heffernan as their new executive director. Elizabeth will be taking over the role of CVBT’s previous chief administrator position.