Civil War News
Selected 2011 Stories

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December

Obama Names Historic Fort Monroe, Virginia A National Monument

Civil War Trust Buys U.S. Grant’s Headquarters Site At The Wilderness

November nov

52 Acres Added At Parker’s Crossroads

Fredericksburg Slavery Museum Files For Bankruptcy

Archeologists Study ‘61 Aquia Creek Land-Naval Battle Site

Historian, Author Blake A. Magner Dies

Stolen La. Flag Is Back At Museum

Fort Negley Needs Funds For Carriages To Get Loan Of Parrotts

October

Trust Raising Funds For Perryville Battle Ground

Two Preservationists To Buy 81 Acres In Spotsylvania County

Rural Plains NPS Unit Opens On Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield, Va.

September

Manassas Preservation: Trust Protects 44 Acres, 10 More Given To Park

USS Monitor’s Turret Has Surprises For Conservators

Civil War Trust Sets Aim For GM Site On Fredericksburg Battleground

Wilderness Gateway Study Due For September Release

State Helps Fund Franklin Battle Road

Stafford County Park Will Protect Union Army Camp Site

August

Weather, Lightning Strike In Camp Add To Drama At Gettysburg Event

Trust Seeks $40M To  Preserve 20,000 Acres

Slowly & Carefully The H.L. Hunley Is Set Upright

NPS Status Sought As Army Readies To Leave Fort Monroe

Wilson’s Creek 150th Event On August 12-14 To Benefit Park

House Removal Frees Tract For Franklin Battlefield Project

July

9 Brandy Station Board Members Resign Over Preservation Concerns

Wal-mart Finds Orange County Site

Parker’s Crossroads Park Has New Visitor Center

Va. Parade, Events Set For 150th Of Lincoln’s Review

 

June

Home Sought For Davis Catafalque

Blue-Gray Alliance Bringing Civilians To The Forefront

Floods Mostly Spare West Tenn. Historic Sites

Federal Monument To Be Dedicated At Big Bethel Park In Hampton, Va.

Wal-mart Wilderness Case Finally Over

Bentonville Cemetery Ceremony To Honor 20 Confederate Soldiers

Developer Gives 10 Battle Acres In Fredericksburg To Battlefields Trust

 

May

No Casino In Gettysburg; Board Is 6-1 For Another

2 Monitor Crew Who Died On Ship Are Unknown, But DNA Survives

Fee Increases Proposed At Gettysburg Visitor Center

Wal-mart Acting On Promises Made When It Gave Up On Wilderness Site

Virginia SCV Having No Luck Getting Federal Grave Markers

Judge Drops Group In SCV Monument Case

April

Civil War Trust’s Annual Volunteer Park Day April 2

Portrait Tribute To Civil War Dead Opens 12th At Library of Congress

Citizens Lead New York’s 150th  Efforts

NPS Awards $1.6M For Exhibits At Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville

Lowry Says Polygraph Results Show He Told The Truth About Document

New Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation To Give Grants, Welcomes Proposals

Gettysburg Land Purchase Updates: Preservation Groups Score Successes

 

February/March

National Archives Accuses Lowry Of Changing A Date

Wal-mart Drops Wilderness Project; To Buy Site, Locate Store Elsewhere

It’s No Longer CWPT; There’s A New Logo & Name: Civil War Trust

Kathryn Coombs Was An Authority On Authenticity For Films & Events

Japanese American Reenactor’s Love Of History Leads To ‘Legitimacy’ in Ranks

150th Begins With Reenactors At Forts Sumter & Moultrie

Antietam Battlefield Luminaries Honor Battle Casualties

 

January

Stafford Park Gains Almost 16 Acres, Access To Union ’62-’63 Winter Camp

$960K Grant Brings ‘Slice’ Of A Franklin Battle Park Closer

Casino License Expected To Be Granted On Jan. 6

Tribute To Forgotten Civil War Nurse

Alabama Monument Honors Defenders At Fort Blakeley

Civil War Medical Museum To Manage Missing Soldiers Office