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Selected 2008 Stories

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December

The Watchdog, CWN To Join Forces
Key Part Of Third Winchester Battlefield To Be Preserved
Gettysburg Cyclorama Center Gets Reprieve From Demolition
Latschar Will Move To Gettysburg FoundationAnchors Aweigh: On The Road With The H.L. HunleyLicensed Battlefield Guides Move Into New Gettysburg Quarters
Ground Is Broken For Site Facilities At Georgia’s Resaca Battlefield ParkShepherdstown Battlefield Group Is Out Of Appeal Options


November

Virginia Group Seeks Support For Park To Protect U.S. Army Sites
Famous O’Sullivan Photo Is Recreated In Virginia Churchyard
The U.S. Army Military History Institute To Open Lt. Col. Lyman Greene’s Papers
Gettysburg’s $7.50 Fee is In Effect
Prairie Grove Battlefield Will Host December Anniversary Reenactment

 

October

Cedar Creek 144th Anniversary Reenactment Is Oct. 17-19
Gettysburg Park Proposes Fees Including Museum
Richmond, Ky. Battlefield Will Soon Open A Visitors & Heritage Center
New Vicksburg Memorial To Honor 9th Connecticut Regt.
Bristoe Station Battle 145th Event Will Be  Oct. 10-12 At New Park
Franklin Battlefield’s Lotz House To Open As A Museum On October 30
Report Is Expected On Manassas Viewsheds; 25 Sites Proposed 
Virginia Officer’s Coat Returns To Appomattox Court House


September

At Long Last — Ox Hill/Chantilly Battlefield Is A Park
Shenandoah Battlefields Foundation Preserves 189 Acres At Cedar Creek
CWPT Is Raising $100,000 For Its Share Of Morris Island Preservation
Remembering Journalist & Preservationist Deborah Fitts Farewell
To A Fellow Journalist & Friend

Honoring Connecticut’s Black Soldiers Of The 29th Regt.
Frederick County Official Says A Monocacy Incinerator Is ‘Unlikely’
Matthew Fontaine Maury — He’s Being Forgiven At Last
Fast Action By CWPT Saves Historic Family Home At Trevilian Battlefield


August

Preservationist Deborah Fitts Dies At 63; Was Longtime Journalist & CWN Editor
CWPT Leads Effort To Stop Wal-Mart At The Wilderness
Tennessee Museum Seeks Battle Flags
Cedar Creek Preservation Coalition Suffers Bitter Split
Richmond Battlefield Assn. Buys 11-Acre Parcel At Cold Harbor
Franklin’s Charge Celebrates Buying One Of The Battle’s Bloodiest Acres
CWPT Purchases Another 173 Acres At Bentonville Battlefield

July

Cedar Creek Supporters Lose Mine Rezoning Battle
Jim Stamatelos’ Friends Remember His Talents
David Ruth Is Richmond Superintendent
Hunterstown Monument Dedication, Walking Tour Are July 2

 

June

Beauvoir Will Reopen With Celebration On Davis’ June 3 Birthday
The Lincoln Museum In Fort Wayne To Close And Give Away Collection
Court Orders Permit For Houses On Shepardstown Battlefield
Both Gettysburg Event Sponsors Will Give Campers Additional Days On Site
Kenosha Museum Opens June 14, 15
Gettysburg Foundation Buys The 80-Acre Spangler Farm
New Group Promotes Attention For Lee’s Retreat Monterey Pass Battle
Adams County Land Conservancy To Host Stuart Ride



May
35-Acre Tract Is Added At Kennesaw Battlefield
Wilson’s Creek Celebrates Additional Land, New Film
Philadelphia Museum To Close, Prepare For 2010 Move
144th New Market Event Is May 16-18 At The Battlefield
Rhode Island Veteran To Be Reburied With Full Honors
Campaigners To March For Preservation In November
Chancellorsville 145th Plans Include NPS Programs, Battle
Modern Sharpshooters Track Down Site Of '62 Photo Taken In Falmouth
Ranger Grandkids Sought For Reunion
It’s Lights Off For The Electric Map
Police Seek Info About Uniform Coat
Funds Sought To Replace Nagle sword
CWPT To Buy Another Brandy Tract

April

Cell Tower, Mine, Incinerator  Among CWPT Threats
Gettysburg Museum; Visitor Center Opens April 14
The Civil War Dealers & Collectors Association Defends The Hobby
Antietam Faces Cell Tower Threat Monocacy Park Warns Of Proposed Incinerator's Intrusion
NPS Buys Wilderness Tract Proposed For Development
NPS To Build Facility At Five Forks
  • February/March

    Gettysburg Licensed Guides Unhappy With New Reservation & Pay System
    Suit Seeks To Stop I-81 Widening In Shenandoah Valley
    Baltimore Will Keep President St. Station, Site Of 1861 Attack
    More Parker's Crossroad, Tenn. Battlefield Land Is Preserved
    Davis’s 200th birthday
    Fort Negley Visitors Center Opens In Nashville Tenn.
    Austin Civil War Round table Pays Off Carter House Garden


    Austin CWRT Makes $20,000 Challenge
    MacLeod Leaves Richmond For NPS Independence Park

     

    January

    GAO Launches Gettysburg Inquiry


    Corricks Ford Land In West Va. To Be A Park

    Lincoln 200th Celebration Begins Feb. 11 In Kentucky
    Forum Honors Author Jeff Saara
    CWPT buys 23 Acres Of Intense Action In Brandy Station Battle
    GMNP Bows To Pressure, Will Hang Family Plaques
    Do You See Lincoln On A Horse? Some People Say Yes
    Harpers Ferry Plan Would Save Disputed Threatened Ground
    Anniversary Gathering Celebrates State Grant For Franklin Museum