Tag Archives: Saving History Saturday

Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Battlefield Restoration Projects

The American Battlefield Trust is currently fundraising to do building demolition and land restoration. To return the land to its wartime appearance, on three battlefields. At Fredericksburg, the Trust is needing to take down five modern houses on land at … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Wyse Fork Battlefield Threatened

The Wyse Fork Battlefield, near Kingston in Lenoir County North Carolina is threatened by a proposed bypass for U.S. Highway 70 in the area. The bypass, if built, would destroy the core battlefield area as defined in the National Register. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Beyond the Battle: Museum of the Adams County Historical Society

Local officials in Gettysburg, as well as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently toured the Adams County Historical Society’s new museum Beyond the Battle. A part of the Adams County Historical Society’s new 29,000 square foot history center complex. Nearly $10 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial Restoration Complete

In the summer of 2020 work began on the restoration of the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial located in Boston Massachusetts. The Memorial recognizes the first all-volunteer Black regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Sites Listing

May was National Historic Preservation Month, and each year Preservation Virginia puts out its list of most endangered sites. Starting in 2000, by the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, one hundred and seventy-one endangered sites have been listed. There are eleven … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Battlefield Acquisition Grants Awarded to Three Civil War Battlefields

The National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) recently awarded $1,002,112.35 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to four projects, including three Civil War preservation projects. The two of the projects are in Louisiana and the third is in Arkansas, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

Around 6:00 p.m. on May 2, 1863, Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, commander of the Union XI heard the sounds of firing on his picket line, followed by wild animals rushing through his headquarters area at Dowdall’s Tavern. Moments later … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Myer’s Hill

On May 14, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was moving the Union V and VI Crops from the right flank of the Army of the Potomac’s position in Spotsylvania, to the left flank. He was hoping to either attack … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Grant Cottage Acquires Additional Land

On Wednesday April 27, President Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th birthday, the New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation announced the transfer of 4 acres of the former Mount McGregor Correctional Facility to Grant Cottage. The facility, closed since … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: National Park Service Adds 16 New Listings to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

In late March, the National Park Service announced that they had added 16 new sites to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The sites, which span 11 states from New England to the Gulf Coast, to the Midwest, join … Continue reading

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