Category Archives: Battlefield Preservation

Text of H.R. 4003 – Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act

Easy AdSense by Unreal 113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 4003     To designate the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park comprised of certain National Park System lands, and by affiliation and cooperative agreements other historically significant resources, … Continue reading

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Civil War fort at Jamestown is dug up to get at 1607 site

By W. Barksdale Maynard This article appeared in the May 7, 2012 issue of the Washington Post. Since the sensational 1994 discovery of James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, excavations have revealed palisade walls and numerous buildings, … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Trail bridge from Civil War era nominated for National Register of Historic Places

by Tom Sharpe, Santa Fe New Mexican SANTA FE, N.M. — A little-known bridge that carried wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail and figured in the Battle of Apache Canyon during the Civil War has been nominated to the National Register … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: March 28, 1862 -Battle of Glorieta Pass

The engagement at Glorieta Pass, New  Mexico Territory, fought on 28 March 1862, marked the end of Confederate expansion in the Southwest and the turning point in Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley’s attempt to seize New Mexico. After defeating the … Continue reading

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New York votes to protect Civil War graves

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The state Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran cemetery markers that are over 75 years old. The measure was drawn up after the New York Sons of Union Veterans of … Continue reading

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Mill Springs Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts for 16 Acres of Hallowed Ground

Prior to 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs, Civil War Trust announces fundraising campaign to preserve 16 additional acres on the battlefield (Mill Springs, Ky.) – At a ceremony prior to the beginning of tomorrow’s Mill Springs Battlefield … Continue reading

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On this date in the Civil War: December 26, 1861 – The Battle of Chustenahlah

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 9-14: The area was a good defensive position on a rocky, tree-covered ridge overlooking the creek bottom with nothing but prairie to the front. Once again Opoethleyohola prepared to … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: November 19, 1861 – Battle of Round Mountain

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 3-7: In mid-November 1861 Opoethleyohola, a chief of the Creek tribe, along with about 5,000 men, women and children, departed their homes and moved northwest to isolate themselves from … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s largest Civil War battlefield may become National Park

by Sean McLachlan  The Honey Springs Battlefield Park in Oklahoma may become a new addition to the National Park Service, the Tulsa World reports. The U.S. Department of the Interior said in a report that there’s “potential action” for “support designation of Honey Springs … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago: Battle of Ball’s Bluff Oct. 21, 1861

Ball’s Bluff was a small battle by the standards of the Civil War, but it had ramifications far beyond its size. It was only the second significant battle in the east, and received a great deal of attention in both … Continue reading

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