Push Confederates Out of Gettysburg for Good
by Kevin M. Levin
Why are the forces that fought to preserve slavery, and who invaded the free state of Pennsylvania and kidnapped free Black Americans into slavery in 1863, allowed to march in Gettysburg's Remembrance Day parade?
SOURCE: National Parks Traveler
Ed Bearss, Past Chief Historian Of National Park Service, Dies At 97
Ed Bearss was one of the most important figures in the preservation of Civil War battlefields as sites for the American public to learn about history.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
Civil War Battlefields Lose Ground as Tourist Draws
As recent events change how visitors see Confederate imagery, sites work to broaden the audience
Battlefield Tourism At Ypres and How Public History Sites Change
by Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel
Modern Ypres or Ieper is a world forged and shaped in the furnace of a conflict that ended one hundred years ago this November.
SOURCE: The Civil War Trust
Congress Enacts Landmark Legislation to Preserve America's Endangered Battlefields
Legislation expands successful federal Civil War battlefield grant program to include preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields.
SOURCE: Daily Gazette
Historian: Youth can be inspired to study history by visiting battlefields
“I went to a re-enactment in Ballston Centre when I was a kid in 1980 and I was hooked.”
Granville Automatic works to save Civil War battlefield sites
ATLANTA — Atlanta band Granville Automatic is preparing to release a music video filmed at an ice cream shop on the site of the 1864 battle that left the city in flames during the Civil War.The project is part of an effort to raise awareness about Civil War battlefields across the country, focusing particularly on those that lack the fame of places such as Gettysburg.The 150th anniversary of the war has led to renewed interest in preserving the battlefields and protecting them from development, said Mary Koik, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Civil War Trust....Granville Automatic partnered with the trust to produce a collection of songs about Civil War history across the nation. In “Copenhill,” the song about the Atlanta battle, lyrics recall how the city was burned by Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s federal army: “Burn, burn, burn till the flames hit the sky ...”...
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