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Saving History Saturday: Civil War Log Cabin Discovered

Earlier in November, an exciting discovery was made in Prescott, Arkansas with a connection to the Civil War. It began with a normal process of tearing down and old house, but then work ceased as the started demolition revealed that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: One Community’s Effort to Honor a USCT Hero

Tucked away in the historic village of Sandwich, Massachusetts, is a worn-down headstone. This is no ordinary gravesite, though. In fact, it is the resting place of a Civil War hero – Sandwich’s only known African American Union soldier. While … Continue reading

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CVBT Announces A Preservation Victory Along Brock Road

Earlier this week, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) announced a preservation victory at Spotsylvania, along historic Brock Road. 14.4 acres which had been zoned for residential properties can now be preserved and restored to their 1864 appearance to tell the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday – African American Civil War Memorial Museum Is Expanding

Just last week, the African American Civil War Memorial Museum made a major announcement and held a groundbreaking ceremony – to greatly expand their museum in Washington, DC.

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Saving History Saturday: Amazing Preservation Opportunity at Bristoe Station Battlefield!

Last week the American Battlefield Trust announced an amazing preservation opportunity at Bristoe Station. Currently, the only portion of the battlefield preserved is 140 acres that makes up the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. This land was preserved by the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: “Buyers Want A Story”

This week two articles appeared in the Washington Post, reporting on the value of historic homes and how some home buyers are anxious to own a architectural piece of the past. This is particularly true in American cities with Colonial, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Help the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association Save 17 Acres at Camp Letterman

While the majority of the Gettysburg battlefield has been preserved, much of the Camp Letterman General Hospital – the site of the first general hospital placed on a Civil War battlefield – has been consistently under threat to development. Camp … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Civil War Ordnance Found In South Carolina and Missouri

Occasionally, the news of discovered unexploded ordnance from the Civil War appears in the headlines, reminding Americans that Civil War history is still being uncovered. Remarkably, multiple pieces of ordnance were discovered in two states just recently. In Folly Beach, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Harper House at Bentonville Vandalized in Attempted Robbery

Just this week, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Johnson County, North Carolina announced that it had been a victim of an attempted robbery only days before. Per the site’s official Facebook page, “Friends, we need your assistance. Last Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Archaeological Dig at Union Encampment Site in New York

In the fall of 1861, the 92nd New York Infantry was officially organized near the village of Potsdam, New York. Consisting mainly of men from Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties, the regiment was raised by U.S. Representative from New York … Continue reading

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