Civil War Trust
03/26/2017 at 19:36. Facebook
The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union and forever changed the people who lived and fought here.
On #ParkDay2017, volunteers will head to Stones River National Battlefield to remove trash and invasive exotic plants from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort...
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Civil War Trust
03/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
We're live at Bull Run with Director of History and Education Garry Adelman talking battle history, #ParkDay2017 and our next Generations event.
Civil War Trust
03/23/2017 at 19:58. Facebook
Make sure you join our Facebook live event tomorrow at 12 PM ET! Garry Adelman, our Director of History and Education, will be joined by a young Civil War buff to chat about the Battles of Manassas and our upcoming Generations event.
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section about the event, the Battles of Manassas, or the land that we have preserved at this seminal battlefield. And...
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03/23/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
We're celebrating 73 acres preserved with the Kernstown Battlefield Association today! [ Civilwar.org Link ]
A few weeks ago, C-SPAN’s American Artifacts program traveled to Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer and Director of History and Education Garry Adelman gave a tour of the humble stone house – known as the Mary Thompson House – and the surrounding property. If you missed the original broadcast, you can view the entire segment...
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General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

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We're heading to Manassas National Battlefield Park for a Facebook Live event this Friday at noon ET to chat about our upcoming Generations event and #ParkDay2017.
Garry Adelman, our Director of History and Education, will be joined by a young Civil War buff to chat about the Battles of Manassas. They'll share their generational perspectives, talk about a general getting his nickname, and we...
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The Brandy Station & Cedar Mountain State Park Alliance is leading the charge for #ParkDay2017 in Culpeper County. What are you doing on April 1? Both Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain are hosting Park Day events; details are available via the link below. We'll see you on the battlefield!

Army of volunteers heads to local sites on Park Day

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Late in the Civil War, the depleted Confederate forces increasingly relied upon younger troops to fill their ranks. Many 17 and 18-year-old North Carolinians fought and died during the 3-day Battle of Bentonville.
On the third day at Bentonville, troops under Lt. General William Hardee rushed to counterattack Union forces threatening to overrun the right wing of the Confederate position....
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Our gallery of Bentonville Flags were carried by units that fought at the battle of Bentonville. Many of the flags shown in the photos were present at the battle.
Pictured: the 21st Ohio, part of Carlin’s division, was attached on the first day of the Battle of Bentonville after stumbling into a much larger than expected Confederate force.
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We're heading to Manassas National Battlefield Park for a Facebook Live event Friday, March 24, at noon to chat about our upcoming Generations event and #ParkDay2017.
Garry Adelman, our Director of History and Education, will be joined by a young Civil War buff to chat about the Battles of Manassas. They'll share their generational perspectives, talk about a general getting his nickname, and...
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We’re excited to announce the release of a new book, “Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History.”
We partnered with David T. Gilbert and Jeff Shaara to bring stunning Civil War battlefields to life.
From the First Battle of Bull Run, to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a...
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Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History

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You may not be familiar with the northern end of Fleetwood Hill at Brandy Station battlefield in Culpeper County, but it was crucial to the June 9, 1863 battle - and now we are working to preserve it. Read more about the history of the land, as well as another parcel associated with the battle's Stevensburg phase. [ Fredericksburg.com Link ] via fredericksburg.com

Trust raising funds for two Culpeper battle sites

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On the morning of June 9, 1863, Union cavalry splashed across the Rappahannock River at Beverly Ford, catching their Confederate counterparts unawares and initiating the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest cavalry battle ever fought in North America.
Thanks to our members and partners, we have saved more than 2,000 acres at this landmark battlefield. Now we have the chance to save 244 more...
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On Thursday, March 23, we will celebrate preservation successes at Sandy Ridge and Pritchard's Hill near Winchester, Va., some of the Kernstown battlefield's most significant landmarks. Sandy Ridge saw the heaviest fighting during the First Battle of Kernstown on March 23, 1862, when Stonewall Jackson launched his Valley Campaign. The area around Pritchard's Hill became hallowed ground during...
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Kernstown Battlefield Association to receive land next week

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Today marks the anniversary of The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (March 15, 1781)
This classic pyrrhic Victory helped ensure the British hold on the Southern colonies would unravel. Nathanael Greene fought the British under Charles Cornwallis to a standstill, inflicting high casualties, which the British could not afford to lose.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is one of the many...
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Many know Major General Emory Upton as one of the most influential military thinkers to emerge from the Civil War. He passed away #OTD in 1881.
Upton was wounded and refused to leave the field during the First Battle of Bull Run. He was the head of an artillery brigade in the 6th Corps during Antietam, and led the 121st NY Infantry through Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville—where his regiment...
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The Union's Bloody Miscue at Spotsylvania's Muleshoe

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DYK—The usually reliable Turner Ashby let down Stonewall Jackson at the First Battle of Kernstown? Ashby led Jackson to believe that he was attacking a rear guard of Union forces near Kernstown, some 3,000 men. In reality, Jackson attacked an entire Federal division of more than 8,000 soldiers and 10 artillery pieces. Jackson did not perform a reconnaissance himself, and the battle ended in a...
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Calling all K12 educators! Enrich your Civil War instruction and register for our annual National Teacher Institute, July 13-16 in Memphis. Take tours with historians, engage in workshops, and discover a community of passionate, like-minded educators. The event is free and a limited number of travel scholarships are available. [ Civilwar.org Link ]

National Teacher Institute

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Enjoy a day of stewardship and history at Minute Man National Historical Park, the site that commemorates the first Battle of the American Revolution. On #ParkDay2017, volunteers will be meeting for a history talk and then taking on preservation work at the Parker's Revenge site. Activities will include removing invasive plants, raking ground, and spreading native seed.
The day will start at...
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Park Day

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On March 12, 1818, Rear Admiral John L Worden was born. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was sent with secret dispatches to ships in Florida. While attempting to return to the North, Worden was captured by Confederates and held for several months before he was exchanged. Read about John L. Worden and his lifetime contributions to the US Navy, from midshipman, to the Battle of Hampton...
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