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March 13, 2008
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Civil War Preservation Trust is out with its annual list of the nation's ten most endangered Civil War battlefields. The list includes two battlefields in Maryland, Antietam and Monocacy. Neither made the list last year. The sites were nominated by the group's members, then evaluated by historians, preservationists and the organization's board of trustees. Factors that determined the sites chosen for the list include geographic location, military significance and preservation status.
NEWS
BY DAVE McMILLION | April 23, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The country's largest nonprofit battlefield preservation group has launched an effort to purchase 232 acres on School House Ridge, considered to be the most significant Civil War battlefield in West Virginia. The Civil War Preservation Trust announced over the weekend a fund-raising campaign to raise $200,000 toward the purchase of the land. If the organization is able to raise the money, it will trigger awards of $1.5 million in state and federal money to buy the property, said Dennis Frye, a Sharpsburg resident and a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust's national advisory board.
NEWS
March 17, 2004
BOONSBORO - Volunteers from around the country will team up with Civil War Preservation Trust to clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort, dubbed Park Day, will include historic sites in many states. South Mountain State Battlefield is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Park Day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Meet at Fox's or Crampton's Gap. Volunteers are needed to assist with battlefield clean up, brush removal and museum clean up at both Fox's Gap and Crampton's Gap. For information, call Al Preston at 301-432-0452 or send e-mail to apreston@dnr.
NEWS
March 30, 2007
SHARPSBURG - On Saturday, April 7, volunteers will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. Antietam National Battlefield is participating in this year's Park Day activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7. A special interpretive program will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to clean up trails and stream banks, clear vegetation and assist with other restoration projects.
NEWS
June 9, 2006
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is welcoming several dozen journalists to Washington County. Every year, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) organizes a tour for the National Press Club's travel program. This year, the group is planning to visit Antietam National Battlefield. On June 17, approximately 50 journalists will tour Antietam, led by historian and author Garry Adelman. Their tour will include stops at the Visitor Center, the Dunker Church, the Cornfield, Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 19, 2009
MARYLAND -- Maryland is represented twice on a new list of Civil War battle sites said to be vulnerable to development. The Civil War Preservation Trust's 2009 list, released Wednesday, includes Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County, Md., and South Mountain Battlefield, where Frederick and Washington counties meet. Each year, the trust, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization, publicizes which historic Civil War sites are not protected. Dominion Transmission, an energy company, has expressed interest in building a $55 million natural gas compression station around South Mountain, according to the trust's list.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 14, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - Civil War battlefields at Harpers Ferry were listed among the most endangered in the country Tuesday and preservation experts pointed to pressure by developers in the announcement. In a press conference in Washington, D.C., the Civil War Preservation Trust said a group of developers laid about 2,000 feet of water and sewer lines across Harpers Ferry National Historical Park last August and left "nearly two acres of taxpayer-owned hallowed ground seriously compromised.
NEWS
BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 27, 2002
Harpers Ferry, W.Va. - The Harpers Ferry Civil War battlefield is one of the 10 most endangered in the nation, according to a watchdog group's list released Tuesday. The Civil War Preservation Trust named battlefields in Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Pa., and six other states as the most threatened by development. The Trust also named 15 other battlefields as "at-risk," one step below the top 10. None of the other 15 are in the Tri-State region. The Trust, a nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, said that 2,729 of the 7,199 acres in the Harpers Ferry battlefield area are protected.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 15, 2008
SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Battlefield is one of the 10 most endangered battlefields in the United States, according to a list released Wednesday by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT). The battlefield is "threatened with a 120-foot-tall cellular tower that would be visible from all of the battlefield's most famous vantage points," according to a CWPT press release. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Md., also is on the list, which also includes sites in several states from Virginia to Oklahoma.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 14, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- Antietam National Battlefield is one of the 10 most endangered battlefields in the United States, according to a list released Wednesday by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT). The battlefield is "threatened with a 120-foot-tall cellular tower that would be visible from all of the battlefield's most famous vantage points," according to a CWPT press release. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Md., also is on the list, which also includes sites in several states from Virginia to Oklahoma.
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OPINION
April 29, 2013
Battlefield superintendent thanks volunteers To the editor: On Saturday, April 6, Antietam National Battlefield participated in both the Civil War Preservation Trust's Park Day and the Alice Ferguson Foundation's Potomac Watershed Cleanup. These annual events call for volunteers to take part in a variety of conservation and preservation work projects at Civil War sites across the country as well as removing the trash from our waterways, roadsides and trail within the greater Potomac River watershed.
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NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 19, 2009
MARYLAND -- Maryland is represented twice on a new list of Civil War battle sites said to be vulnerable to development. The Civil War Preservation Trust's 2009 list, released Wednesday, includes Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County, Md., and South Mountain Battlefield, where Frederick and Washington counties meet. Each year, the trust, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization, publicizes which historic Civil War sites are not protected. Dominion Transmission, an energy company, has expressed interest in building a $55 million natural gas compression station around South Mountain, according to the trust's list.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 3, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Advocates of preserving land where the Battle of Falling Waters was fought 147 years ago in northern Berkeley County announced the first donation to the cause Wednesday, the anniversary of the Civil War engagement. The donation of less than a half acre (0.43 acres) along Hammonds Mill Road near St. Andrew's Drive near Spring Mills, W.Va., was finalized in February, said Gary Gimbel, president of the Falling Waters Battlefield Association. Allen Henry made the donation on behalf of Panhandle Builders & Excavating Inc., the company he leads.
NEWS
March 18, 2008
On Saturday, April 5, volunteers from around the country will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to help clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort, known as Park Day, will include nearly 80 historic sites in 24 states. Antietam National Battlefield is again participating in this year's Park Day activities. Volunteers are needed to clean up trails and stream banks, as well as help plant 2000 seedlings as part of a riparian buffer/restoration effort.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 15, 2008
SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Battlefield is one of the 10 most endangered battlefields in the United States, according to a list released Wednesday by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT). The battlefield is "threatened with a 120-foot-tall cellular tower that would be visible from all of the battlefield's most famous vantage points," according to a CWPT press release. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Md., also is on the list, which also includes sites in several states from Virginia to Oklahoma.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 14, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- Antietam National Battlefield is one of the 10 most endangered battlefields in the United States, according to a list released Wednesday by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT). The battlefield is "threatened with a 120-foot-tall cellular tower that would be visible from all of the battlefield's most famous vantage points," according to a CWPT press release. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Md., also is on the list, which also includes sites in several states from Virginia to Oklahoma.
NEWS
March 13, 2008
Volunteer on Park Day SHARPSBURG -- On Saturday, April 5, volunteers from around the country will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to help clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort -- dubbed Park Day -- will include nearly 80 historic sites in 24 states. Park Day, now in its 12th year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by the CWPT in which local groups and interested people can help with the maintenance of Civil War sites.
NEWS
March 13, 2008
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Civil War Preservation Trust is out with its annual list of the nation's ten most endangered Civil War battlefields. The list includes two battlefields in Maryland, Antietam and Monocacy. Neither made the list last year. The sites were nominated by the group's members, then evaluated by historians, preservationists and the organization's board of trustees. Factors that determined the sites chosen for the list include geographic location, military significance and preservation status.
NEWS
March 30, 2007
SHARPSBURG - On Saturday, April 7, volunteers will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. Antietam National Battlefield is participating in this year's Park Day activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7. A special interpretive program will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to clean up trails and stream banks, clear vegetation and assist with other restoration projects.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 14, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - Civil War battlefields at Harpers Ferry were listed among the most endangered in the country Tuesday and preservation experts pointed to pressure by developers in the announcement. In a press conference in Washington, D.C., the Civil War Preservation Trust said a group of developers laid about 2,000 feet of water and sewer lines across Harpers Ferry National Historical Park last August and left "nearly two acres of taxpayer-owned hallowed ground seriously compromised.
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