Tarheels During the Civil War

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Preservation Updates

Sorry for the dearth of posts lately. Lots of battlefield preservation news recently. And, as always, more information, and how you can help save these wonderful battlefields, are to be found at the Civil War Preservation Trust, http://www.civilwar.org/ . First up we have the Slaughter Pen Farm at the Fredericksburg battlefield. Now this one was "acquired" back in 2006, but really needs to be paid for in full. This was the site of a pivotal action during the battle, on Jackson's front. Also on the docket is 782 prime Culpepper County acres at Brandy Station, site of the largest cavalry battle of the war. At a $116 to $1 donation match, you are definitely getting the bang for your buck. One near (literally) and dear to me is Bentonville, here in North Carolina. Up are 240 acres, which, if preserved, would make Bentonville one of the most preserved battlefields in the country! Last but not least, are 327 acres at Perryville, KY. I would encourage everyone who is not already a member, to become a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust. Or, donate what you can, to help save these important acres.