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Selected 2012 Stories

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December

Trust Seeks $82,648 For Land Purchase At 3 Virginia Battlefields

Williamsport, Md., Has Story To Tell About Its Ongoing Role In The War

Lincoln Scholar Richard Nelson Current Dies At 100

Black Militaria Collector, Expert William Gladstone Dies At Age 83

Civil War Trust Has Success At Perryville

Is It An A.P. Hill Photo? Part 2: Responses

40 War Figures Are Blogging At Library Website

November

Previously Unknown John Bell Hood Papers Are Found

Historians Noted Lack Of Materials; Reassessment Of Hood Could Result

Limestone Quarry Company Donates 28 Acres To Cedar Creek Foundation

Decision Due Soon About Cyclorama Building Future

Is He Or Isn’t He? Does This Man Look Like Gen. A.P. Hill?

Lincoln 200th Group Gives 5 Grants

Service, Sacrifice Exhibit Is Scheduled In Vermont

Old Fredericksburg Cellar Yields Evidence Of Battle & Occupation

 

October

USC Team Maps Charleston Harbor Underwater Battlefield

Portrait Leads To Long Overdue Story Of USCT Soldier

House Approves Funding Battlefields From 3 Wars

Slavery Museum Bankruptcy Dismissed

September

Fed $ Can’t Be Used For CS Replacement Markers

Fort McHenry Honors Lighthizer

Fredericksburg Board Approves New Subdivision For 79 Houses

CW Trust Seeks Funds For Cedar Mtn. Acreage

Northern Virginia Has Graffiti Trail

 

August

Prayer Book Reveals A Tale Of War & Survival

CSS Neuse Hull Moves To New Museum

Research Explains Surprise That H.L. Hunley’s Lantern Not Blue

Judge Dismisses SCV’s Lexington Flag Lawsuit

Civil War Trust Gives Three Preservation Awards

 

July

Franklin Does It: Makes $500K Goal For Battle Park Tract

Marching Through Culpeper’ Multimedia Musical Play To Open Cedar Mountain 150th

Hunley Lantern’s Surprises: Lens Is Not Blue, Body Was Fragile

Slavery Museum Faces Day In Court

NPS Special Events Planned July 1 For Malvern Hill 150th

Federal Grants Given To Six Civil War Battlefields

 

June

1906 Letter Tells What Five In Family Saw At Theatre April 14, 1865

Virginia Helps CW Trust To Finance Middleburg Land Buy

1863 Fortifications Survive In Area Of Tennessee Ripe For Development

Memorial Hall Has Exhibit On Shiloh

May

The Museum Of The Confederacy—Appomattox Opens

Central Va. Battlefields Trust Buys 13 Chancellorsville Acres

CW Trust, Pamplin Park Open Trail

Wilderness Coalition Releases Study On Future Orange Co. Development

Northern Virginia Battlefield Park Plan Is Denied; Will Be Revised, Resubmitted

Virginia Marker Ceremony To Honor Youngest Medal Of Honor Recipient

Friends Group To Give Support For Appomattox Park

April

C.W. Trust Announces Fundraising To Purchase Two Cedar Creek Parcels

An American Tradition: The Story Of How Taps Was Created

Slavery Museum Files Reorganization Plan

‘Flaggers’ Protest Weekly In Richmond

Last Land Buy, Possible Graves Found At Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Park

February/March

The Hunley Sub Is Free Of Truss, Visible For First Time

National Cemetery Administration Honors 32nd Indiana Regiment

SCV Sues Lexington Over Flag Law

MoC-Appomattox To Open March 31

Franklin’s Charge Pays Off Mortgage, Seeks Funding For Another Purchase

 January

Ledger Stolen By N.Y. Soldier Is Returned To Virginia

Preservation Groups Pool Funds To Buy 13 Acres At Shepherdstown Battle

Agreement Reached On Restoration Of Hill At Brandy Station

Chancellorsville Battle App Available