Tag Archives: Preservation

Modern Development at Rappahannock Station

Earlier this week, Chris Mackowski highlighted the new housing development on the November 7, 1863 Rappahannock Station battlefield. Preservationists over the last decade attempted to draw attention to this possibility but could not rally enough cooperation and interest. I overlaid … Continue reading

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The Lost Line at Rappahannock Station

I had the chance yesterday to explore the former Rappahannock Station battlefield, courtesy of my ECW colleague Rob Orrison. I drive through the battlefield all the time, but believe it or not, I’ve never even realized it. Rob generously took … Continue reading

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Preservation News: CVBT Preserves New Ground at Spotsylvania Battlefield

Our friends at the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust have been hard at work acquiring and preserving more ground on the Spotsylvania battlefield. Last March, we told you a little bit about their work preserving a tract along the Brock Road … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Reaches Major Milestone

Our good friends at the American Battlefield Trust announced a major milestone this week at their annual conference: 50,000 acres of saved battlefield land! What an incredible achievement! The acquisition of 13 acres at Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: A Follow-Up to “Battlefield Travesty”

“Are you going out to pick up garbage?” my wife asked from the comfort of our bed as I finished tying my shoes. “Yes,” I said, trying to stay quiet enough that she could fall back to sleep. “Don’t pick … Continue reading

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After It Is Saved, Then What?

A fascinating article in the Spring 2018 issue of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust newsletter On The Skirmish Line. If you have not checked out their website, or thought about joining their effort, considering heading on over after reading about their work … Continue reading

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Victory for Virginia Preservation Organizations and Civil War Trust

VIRGINIA PRESERVATION ORGANIZATIONS AND CIVIL WAR TRUST SAVE UNIQUE CIVIL WAR SITE IN CULPEPER COUNTY Foundation, state agency and national nonprofit work together to protect Hansbrough’s Ridge, an unparalleled historic and natural treasure in Virginia’s picturesque Piedmont region (Brandy Station, … Continue reading

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Another River Line Shoupade Site Endangered

Our friends at the Georgia Battlefields Association recently sent this update about their work in protecting some unique triangular forts. Read below for more information about their efforts to preserve these Shoupades and consider joining their effort by clicking here.

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A Conversation with CVBT’s Elizabeth Heffernan (part three)

(part three of three) To commemorate Women’s History Month, we’ve been talking with women who work in the field of Civil War public history. Today, we wrap up our series by wrapping up our conversation with Elizabeth Heffernan, the new … Continue reading

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A Conversation with CVBT’s Elizabeth Heffernan (part one)

(part one of three) For Women’s History Month, we’ve been talking with several women who work in Civil War public history. This week, we’re pleased to chat with Elizabeth Heffernan, the new executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust … Continue reading

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