Thursday, January 26, 2012

Preservation News January 2012

Preservation News - January 2012

Save Mill Springs & Perryville

The Civil War Trust has announced two separate preservation campaigns targeting key battlefield parcels at two of Kentucky's most important battlefields. Our new Perryville campaign includes some of the bloodiest land on the battlefield. Our new Mill Springs campaign will help save land at the very center of this historic battlefield where the Union army earned its first major battlefield victory.

From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo
January 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
2011 proved to be a remarkable year for the Civil War Trust. With your help, we saved 2,042 acres of endangered battlefield land spanning 39 different transactions at 25 different battlefields in 12 different states! With all of these important campaigns, our total saved acreage now tops 32,000.
Despite all of our many 2011 successes, we are determined not to rest on our laurels. Already, in the first month of 2012, we have announced two battlefield preservation campaigns in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. And I can tell you that these tracts at Perryville and Mill Springs are the real deal -- land that Northerners and Southerners fought over to determine the course of the Civil War. I do hope that you will continue to help us reach new heights in saving our American Civil War battlefields, starting with these two new transactions.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

'Literally Covered with the Dead and Dying'

Literally Covered... Learn more about the remarkable and bloody history of the tract of land that we are now working to save at the Perryville Battlefield.

Cedar Creek Campaign Kick-Off

Cedar Creek News Event On February 9, join Jim Lighthizer, Kathleen Kilpatrick, and Dr. Gary Gallagher at Belle Grove Plantation to kick-off a $1.3 million fundraising campaign to save 77 acres at Cedar Creek.

New Battle of Perryville Page

New Perryville Hub Check out our new and expanded Battle of Perryville page. Maps, photos, history articles, facts, recommended books, and travel resources are all at your fingertips.

10 Facts about the Battle of Mill Springs

Mill Springs History Expand your knowledge of the Battle of Mill Springs -- the Union army's first battlefield victory of the American Civil War.

A Civil War New Year's Resolution

2012 Resolution With the second year of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial in full swing, why not make a commitment to expand your knowledge of the war? Check out our list of battles, topics, and recommended books.

Video: Ball's Bluff with Roger Mudd

Ball's Bluff video Check out this new video from our friends at the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority. This new Battle of Ball's Bluff video features Civil War Trust Color Bearer Roger Mudd.

Battle of Perryville Quiz

Perryville Quiz 2 Who commanded the Union forces at Perryville? This and many other questions will test your knowledge of the Battle of Perryville.

150th: Battle of Roanoke Island

Battle of Roanoke Island February 7-8, 2012 will be the 150th anniversary of the Union army's amphibious landings on Roanoke Island. Learn more about Ambrose Burnside's victory in the Outer Banks.

January Civil War Battles

January battles Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred this month. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

Dispatches from the Front Lines

Civil War preservation news from around the country
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