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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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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust to Save 42 Acres at Stones River

From December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863, 24,000 men were either killed, wounded, or missing in the fields just outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. By percentage, the Battle of Stones River was war’s bloodiest. Today, this critical battle – marked … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: First Maine Cavalry Honored at Middleburg

On June 22, 2019, over 70 people gathered at Mt. Defiance Historical Park in Middleburg, Virginia to dedicate a new Civil War monument – and to honor the men of the First Maine Cavalry. Perched along the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: President Lincoln’s Bible Donated to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

This week, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois announced its latest acquisition: one of Lincoln’s Bibles. At a fundraiser for wounded soldiers in Philadelphia on June 16, 1864, the Ladies of the Citizens Volunteer Hospital of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Fredericksburg, Virginia to Move Slave Auction Block

On Tuesday, June 11, the Fredericksburg City Council voted 6 to 1 to remove and relocate the city’s well-known slave auction block. Located at the corner of William and Charles Streets in downtown Fredericksburg, the block has been the source … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust to Save Field Hospital Site at Gettysburg

Recently, the American Battlefield Trust (in partnership with the Land Conservancy of Adams County) announced their latest campaign to save more hallowed ground at Gettysburg, less than one month out from the battle’s 156th anniversary. Not far from the Seminary … Continue reading

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