Americans for Battlefield Preservation

Americans for Battlefield Preservation Americans for Battlefield Preservation is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to historic battlefield preservation in the United States.
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“The Battle of Lake George was 1755. That was a pretty disastrous year for the British,” says Lyn Karig Hohmann, Preside...
05/28/2019
Colonial soldiers honored in Lake George Battlefield Park Memorial Day ceremony - The Lake George Examiner

“The Battle of Lake George was 1755. That was a pretty disastrous year for the British,” says Lyn Karig Hohmann, President of the Lake George Battlefield Park (Fort George) Alliance. Hohmann was speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony held at the Grave of the Unknowns in Lake George’s Battlefield Park. The remains of four Colonial soldiers killed in the Bloody Morning Scout, one of three engagements collectively called the Battle of Lake George, are buried beneath a monument there.

Lake George American Legion Post 374, the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department, reenactors, who came as individuals and with Fort William Henry and Lake George Town Councilwoman Marisa Muratori participated in the Memorial Day ceremony with speeches, a wreath laying, prayer and musket salute.

A Battlefield Park Memorial Day ceremony honors Colonial Soldiers buried in the Grave of the Unknown in Lake George.

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Thursday that it was able to preserve 10 additional acres of cor...
04/29/2019
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation preserves 10 acres of historic battlefield

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Thursday that it was able to preserve 10 additional acres of core battlefield land that was part of two major Civil War battles, Second Winchester and Third Winchester.

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Thursday that it was able to preserve 10 additional acres of core battlefield land that was part of two major Civil War

The Tennessee Historical Commission and Tennessee Wars Commission announced that they have awarded nearly $2.5 million i...
03/25/2019
Historic preservation in Tennessee gets big boost

The Tennessee Historical Commission and Tennessee Wars Commission announced that they have awarded nearly $2.5 million in grant funding to the American Battlefield Trust to preserve more than 180 acres of critical Civil War battlefield land in five counties through the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund (TCWSPF).

This represents both the largest amount of grant funding for Civil War battlefield preservation and the largest amount of acreage preserved in the history of the TCWSPF.

Nearly $2.5 million in grant funding has been secured to to preserve more than 180 acres of critical Civil War battlefield land in five counties. Several men from Sullivan, Hawkins and Washington counties fought and died on these battlefields.

Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield is about to get bigger, thanks to funding from a state-sponsored grant....
03/08/2019
'Very exciting and hopeful': Stones River Battlefield expanding thanks to grant

Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield is about to get bigger, thanks to funding from a state-sponsored grant. The battlefield is one of the American Civil War sites in the state receiving funds from the American Battlefield Trust, which was granted $2.5 million from the Tennessee Historical Commission and Tennessee Wars Commission.

Stones River will use its $1.8 million grant to acquire 42 additional acres of battlefield land, which was formerly home to the O’Reilly AutoParts distribution center. This will be one of the largest land acquisitions the site has seen since its designation.

Murfreesboro's Stones River National Battlefield is about to get bigger, thanks to funding from a state-sponsored grant.

The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands conservation bill, designating more than one million acres of wilde...
02/13/2019
Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands conservation bill, designating more than one million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizing a federal program to pay for conservation measures.

The Senate voted 92 to 8 in favor of the bill, offering a rare moment of bipartisanship in a divided chamber. It includes three new national monuments to be administered by the National Park Service: the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Miss., the Mill Springs National Monument in Kentucky and the Camp Nelson National Monument in Kentucky.

Years in the works, the measure designates more than a million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizes a federal program to pay for conservation.

The National Park Service has awarded a $614,000 grant toward preservation of 280 acres of West Virginia farmland that w...
02/08/2019
Grant aimed at Civil War battlefield preservation in W.Va.

The National Park Service has awarded a $614,000 grant toward preservation of 280 acres of West Virginia farmland that was the site of a Civil War battle.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the grant was awarded to the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board and the Public Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle.

The National Park Service has awarded a $614,000 grant toward preservation of 280 acres of West Virginia farmland that was the site of a Civil War battle.

Two Civil War battlefields in North Carolina will add more than 50 acres with the help of federal grants announced this ...
02/07/2019
Two Civil War battlefields in Eastern NC will soon be getting larger

Two Civil War battlefields in North Carolina will add more than 50 acres with the help of federal grants announced this week.

Averasboro Battlefield — spelled Averasborough when Confederate and Union forces met there near the end of the Civil War —will gain two tracts of land totaling nearly 49 acres. Bentonville Battlefield will gain one tract of 2.8 acres.

NC Civil War battlefields Averasboro and Bentonville will add more than 50 acres with the help of federal grants and the American Battlefield Trust.

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, and Tim Kaine of Virginia reintroduced the preserving America'...
01/30/2019
Senator Blunt Reintroduces Battlefield Preservation Legislation

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, and Tim Kaine of Virginia reintroduced the preserving America's Battlefields Act.

The act would reauthorize the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program, which is a matching grants program that promotes the preservation of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlegrounds.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Roy Blunt, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, and Tim Kaine of Virginia reintroduced the preserving America's Battlefields Act

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) last Wednesday introduced legislation to expand S...
01/23/2019
Bill to expand Shiloh National Military Park introduced again

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) last Wednesday introduced legislation to expand Shiloh National Military Park, which they said will help attract more visitors to Tennessee, boost local economies, and protect the site for future generations.

Bill to expand Shiloh National Military Park introduced again By Editor | January 17, 2019 | 0 U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday introduced legislation to expand Shiloh National Military Park, which they said will help attract more visitors to Tennes...

A 19 acre parcel of the McDowell Battlefield will be preserved along U.S. 250, making it one of the last parcels at the ...
12/11/2018
McDowell Battlefield receives more preservation

A 19 acre parcel of the McDowell Battlefield will be preserved along U.S. 250, making it one of the last parcels at the heart of the battlefield to be preserved.

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) announced the preservation last week at the old Staunton train station. The announcement was held at the Staunton station to emphasize the important connections between Staunton, the railroad and the battle, a release said. It was also designed to focus attention on Staunton's role as a gateway for Civil War tourism in the area, the release said.

A 19 acre parcel of the McDowell Battlefield will be preserved along U.S. 250, making it one of the last parcels at the heart of the battlefield to be preserved.

Land at the site of Delaware's lone Revolutionary War battlefield will get new archaeological scrutiny and preservation....
12/06/2018
Delaware's Revolutionary War battlefield, Cooch's Bridge, to get new scrutiny

Land at the site of Delaware's lone Revolutionary War battlefield will get new archaeological scrutiny and preservation.

More details will be revealed on Friday at the site of the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, where American forces exchanged fire with British soldiers under the command of Gen. William Howe, who had landed in Cecil County and was headed toward Pennsylvania.

Land at the site of Delaware's lone Revolutionary War battlefield will get new archaeological scrutiny and preservation, the state has announced.

Battlefield tourism has become an important part of Kentucky’s economy. The Kentucky Civil War Sites Association says vi...
11/16/2018
Battlefield tourism becoming bigger part of states’s economy; visitors spent more than $10m last year | NKyTribune

Battlefield tourism has become an important part of Kentucky’s economy. The Kentucky Civil War Sites Association says visitors to battlefields and related attractions spent more than $10 million last year in the state.

Battlefield tourism has become an important part of Kentucky’s economy. The Kentucky Civil War Sites Association says visitors to battlefields and related attractions spent more than $10 million last year in the state.

Outgoing Tennessee state Representative Charles Sargent will receive a national award for preservation of Civil War batt...
10/19/2018
Rep. Charles Sargent to receive national battlefield preservation award

Outgoing Tennessee state Representative Charles Sargent will receive a national award for preservation of Civil War battlefields.

Sargent will receive the American Battlefield Trust’s State Leadership Award for his contributions to battlefield preservation during his two-decade tenure as a Tennessee state legislator.

Sargent will receive the American Battlefield Trust’s State Leadership Award.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew, a program connecting people to preservation trades and breathi...
10/16/2018
Volunteer Day seeks preservation volunteers for work in Stones River National Cemetery - Franklin Home Page

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew, a program connecting people to preservation trades and breathing new life into historic landmarks, has announced an expert-led, volunteer-driven, and hands-on project at Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to clean and preserve the site’s nationally significant headstones.

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew, a program connecting people to preservation trades and breathing new life into historic landmarks, has announced an expert-led, volunteer-driven, and hands-on project at Stones River National Cemeter...

Senators Roy Blunt from Missouri, Johnny Isakson from Georgia, Tim Kaine from Virginia and Roger Wicker from Mississippi...
10/04/2018
Legislation aims to preserve Missouri, U.S. battlefields

Senators Roy Blunt from Missouri, Johnny Isakson from Georgia, Tim Kaine from Virginia and Roger Wicker from Mississippi introduced legislation on Monday, October 1 that would help preserve U.S. battlefields.

The bipartisan legislation, called Preserving America’s Battlefields Act, would help restore battlefield sites across the country, helping transform them into historic tourism destinations.

Some Senators introduced legislation on Monday, October 1 that would help preserve Missouri and U.S. battlefields.

A group of local residents is looking to preserve a Civil War battlefield in Sebastian County.Mark Christ, community out...
09/25/2018
Arkansas Residents Seek to Preserve Civil War Battlefield

A group of local residents is looking to preserve a Civil War battlefield in Sebastian County.

Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, recently spoke to members of a grass-roots group interested in preserving the Devil's Backbone Battlefield outside Greenwood in south Sebastian County at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. One of the members of the group, Donna Goldstein, said it is possible the remaining portion of Devil's Backbone Mountain Ridge that is not privately owned will be sold and something will be built on that site.

A group of residents is trying to preserve the Devil's Backbone Battlefield in Sebastian County, where a Civil War battle took place in 1863.

The National Park Service has determined that Rolando Garza is doing a bang-up job managing resources at Palo Alto Battl...
09/24/2018
National Park Service recognizes Palo Alto resource manager

The National Park Service has determined that Rolando Garza is doing a bang-up job managing resources at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and they’ve invited him to Washington, D.C., to accept an award.

The National Park Service has determined that Rolando Garza is doing a bang-up job managing resources at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and they’ve invited him to Washington, D.C., to accept an award.

After extensive archaeological research over the last three years, Minute Man National Historical Park has erected an ex...
08/15/2018
'Parker's Revenge' exhibit opens at Minute Man National Historical Park

After extensive archaeological research over the last three years, Minute Man National Historical Park has erected an exhibit celebrating the little-known battle called “Parker’s Revenge.” On April 19, 1775, despite heavy casualties hours before, Lexington’s Capt. John Parker made the decision to rally his troops and pursue the British on their march back from Concord to Boston.

The exhibit, located in the Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 N. Great Road, Lincoln, details the battle story, displays musket balls and other artifacts discovered and has an interactive feature that will enable park visitors to calibrate musket balls and determine their origin, as British or Lexington militia.

The following is from a submission by Phil Lupsiewicz for Minute Man National Historical Park.After extensive archaeological research over the last three

Join the American Battlefield Trust on Saturday, August 4 in Gettysburg, PA for an Open House at Gen. Robert E. Lee's He...
07/30/2018
Open House at Lee's Headquarters

Join the American Battlefield Trust on Saturday, August 4 in Gettysburg, PA for an Open House at Gen. Robert E. Lee's Headquarters.

The house and grounds, which served as Gen. Lee’s command center during the Battle of Gettysburg, was preserved by the Trust in 2016 as part of a $6 million acquisition and restoration project.

The American Battlefield Trust is holding an open house at the site of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s headquarters in Gettysburg. The house and grounds, which served as Gen. Lee’s command center during the Battle of Gettysburg, was preserved by the Trust in 2016 as part of a $6 million acquisition and res...

A new U.S. Line Trail is set to open in about a week after a month and a half of construction work at the Palo Alto Batt...
07/24/2018
Palo Alto battlefield readies to deploy new trail

A new U.S. Line Trail is set to open in about a week after a month and a half of construction work at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. An aging trail composed of asphalt was crumbling into its component parts, making it difficult to use for pedestrians or people in wheelchairs.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves some of the site of the Battle of Palo Alto on May 8, 1846. This was the first major conflict in a border dispute that soon precipitated the Mexican-American War. The National Parks Service site portrays the battle and the war from the perspectives of both nations.

By RICK KELLEY

On July 13, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) voted to approve nearly $5 million in matching-grant funding fo...
07/23/2018
Local Organizations to Receive Grants from Maryland Heritage Areas Authority | Markets Insider

On July 13, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) voted to approve nearly $5 million in matching-grant funding for heritage tourism projects across the state. This is a record-breaking funding year for Maryland Heritage Areas; in 2017 the Hogan Administration and the Maryland General Assembly voted to double the amount available to the program, paving the way for an increase in FY19 grants from $3 million to $5 million.

FREDERICK, Md., July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On July 13, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) voted to approve nearly $5 million in matching-...

At 95 years old, Ed Bearss, a World War II veteran and famous public historian with the National Park Service, will thro...
07/13/2018
95-year-old vet throwing out first pitch at first-ever All-Star Game in DC

At 95 years old, Ed Bearss, a World War II veteran and famous public historian with the National Park Service, will throw out the first pitch at MLB's All-Star Game at Nationals Park today.

And this isn't his first ballgame. Bearss attended the very first All-Star Game back in 1933 at Chicago's Comiskey Park when he was only 10 years old.

Ed Bearss will take a stand on the pitcher's mound and throw the first pitch at the All-Star Game in D.C.

U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has announced that the Nicholas County Farmland Protection Board has received...
07/11/2018
Jenkins announces funds for Kessler’s Cross Roads battlefield

U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has announced that the Nicholas County Farmland Protection Board has received a federal grant of $103,400 from the National Park Service to protect the Battle of Kessler’s Cross Roads battlefield.

The grant from the Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program will be used to acquire a 99-acre portion of the battlefield in Nicholas County.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has announced that the Nicholas County Farmland Protection Board has received a federal grant of $103,400 from the National Park Service to protect

Six Virginia Civil War sites have received more than $2 million for historic preservation, with New Market and Third Win...
07/09/2018
Third Winchester battlefield gets $900,000-plus grant

Six Virginia Civil War sites have received more than $2 million for historic preservation, with New Market and Third Winchester battlefields getting about half the total awarded.

The grants were announced Thursday by Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The money came from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program and made available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

HARRISONBURG — Six Virginia Civil War sites have received more than $2 million for historic preservation, with New Market and Third Winchester battlefields getting about half the total awarded.

In an effort to stop a 100-unit subdivision from being developed on historic lands, a national organization is asking fo...
07/03/2018
Battlefield Trust looks to preserve York County land prominent in two wars

In an effort to stop a 100-unit subdivision from being developed on historic lands, a national organization is asking for help from private donors.

The land in question, about 50 acres off Crawford Road near the Colonial National Historical Park in York County, played a role in both the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War, according to the American Battlefield Trust, the nonprofit organization working to preserve the land.

Fifty acres of land off Crawford Road near the Colonial National Historical Park played a role in both the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War, Now, the American Battlefield Trust is trying to preserve it.

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