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

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, located in the District … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Civil War hero could get Medal of Honor

by Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Alonzo H. Cushing is close to receiving the Medal of Honor, almost 150 years after his heroic actions at the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. A little-noticed provision of a House-approved defense … 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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Top 10 Civil War destinations: The best places to relive the War Between the States

by the Marine Corps Times It’s hard to imagine, 150 years later, the carnage that occurred in just 12 hours of fighting. But as you walk along the infamous Sunken Road of Antietam National Battlefield, where thousands upon thousands fought … 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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Civil War Museums Evolve to Stay Relevant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Inside Louisiana’s Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle. In the … 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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National organization recognizes battlefield preservation champions from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

(Chattanooga, Tenn.) – During a ceremony this evening Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain, the Civil War Trust, a national battlefield preservation organization, will recognize three outstanding historic preservation advocates with its Chairman’s Awards for Achievement.  The awards, presented by the Trust’s … Continue reading

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Eight Civil War battlefields get government grants

By Linda Wheeler, Washington Post Blogs  More than $1.2 million in grants from the National Park Service’sAmerican Battlefield Protection Program were awarded this week to a variety of national battlefield projects including eight Civil War sites in six states: Kansas, Kentucky, … Continue reading

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National Park Service Director Jarvis Addresses The Value and Importance Of Maintaining Civil War Sites

Submitted by Jon Jarvis on July 25, 2011 – National Parks Traveler Editor’s note: As the National Park Service last week commemorated the start of the Civil War 150 years ago, Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis addressed an audience at the Manassas National Battlefield and … Continue reading

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