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Saving History Saturday: Cabin Site Discovered Where Harriet Tubman Lived

It started with an archaeologist finding a coin dated 1808, and ended with the discovery of a cabin site identified as the dwelling of Harriet Tubman’s father. Located in swampy land on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the home once belonged to … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Award For Preservation at Cool Spring Battlefield

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on April 22, 2021. AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST, SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY HONORED FOR WORK AT VIRGINIA’S COOL SPRING BATTLEFIELD   Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award recognizes the partnership that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 22 Acres to Save at Bristoe Station

Bristoe Station battlefield is bordered by development. In fact, a compromise between developers and preservationists are the only reason the park exists. Chances to preserve this battlefield are few and far between and become more difficult frequently. The 22 acres … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Restoration of an 1861 Union Flag

The New Milford Historical Society in Connecticut has been spending its “closed due to Covid-19 restrictions” working on a special project inside—specifically, the restoration of a Civil War flag.

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Saving History Saturday: Marking Pittenger’s Grave

Remember William Pittenger? He was one of the Andrews’ Raiders who plunged into Georgia in April 1862 to steal a locomotive called “The General” and create havoc behind the Union lines. Unlike some of his comrades, Pittenger survived the raid … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Park Day 2021 Is Coming

Save the date! American Battlefield Trust’s annual Park Day will be held on April 10, 2021 at historic sites across the nation. It’s an opportunity for volunteers to help clean and maintain battlefields and other sites of historic significance. The … Continue reading

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Adams County Historical Society Breaks Ground for New Home

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) broke ground last week on its new museum, archives, and education center. I happened to be in Gettysburg the other day and swung by the new location at 625 Biglerville Road. It’s an exciting … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Joseph Ryder Lewis Jr. Civil War Park

Before Joseph Ryder Lewis Jr. passed away in 2010, he bequeathed 10 acres with the condition that it be turned into a public park and preserve the Sugar Loaf earthworks which were part of the defenses of Fort Fisher which … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Relocating A Statue

The following original press release was dated February 6, 2021, from Dalton, Georgia. It offers details about a solution found for moving and preserving a Civil War statue in a way agreeable to many in that local community. On July … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation at New Market Heights

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on February 10, 2021.   PRESERVATION OF LAND AT NEW MARKET HEIGHTS HONORS THE VALOR OF BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS  American Battlefield Trust protects 22 additional acres … Continue reading

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