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Gaming board says no to Gettysburg casino

No gambling for historic Civil War town Preservationists claimed victory in Gettysburg this spring when for the second time in five years, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board rejected plans for a casino on...
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New Gettysburg Film from Ridley and Tony Scott

Scott brothers produce Gettysburg film for History channel The famed filmmaking Scott brothers—Ridley (Gladiator; Black Hawk Down; American Gangster) and Tony (Unstop­pable; Man on Fire; Top...
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Walmart Withdraws from Wilderness Battlefield

Preservationists win Wilderness battle Rather than face what would likely have been an image-bruising court fight, Walmart has abandoned plans to build a retail supercenter on the doorstep of the Wilderness...
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Camp Misery Excavation

Students snag chance to probe ‘Camp Misery’ As if the indignity of losing at Fredericksburg were not enough, 100,000 Union soldiers (and 90,000 of their counterparts from the South) settled in to...
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Segways appear at Fredericksburg NMP

Segways slipping silently across the battlefield might resemble the charge of the very, very light brigade, but the two-wheel, stand-up scooters could be an ideal way for tourists to inspect hallowed Civil War...
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Gettysburg is an Endangered Battlefield

A proposed casino near the site of Pickett’s Charge has landed the Gettysburg National Military Park on the Civil War Preservation Trust’s list of the 10 most endangered battlefields in 2010. In...
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New Civil War Exhibit at the National Archives

The National Archives combines 21st-century technology with 19th-century ephemera for a ne­w interactive sesquicentennial exhibition the department calls “the most extensive display ever...
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Emmitsburg Road Preservation Campaign

Civil War Preservation Trust announces latest campaign Fundraising has begun for the preservation of a crucial two-acre parcel on the Gettys­burg battlefield. The property, originally part of the historic...
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Rebel bankroller’s grave discovered in England

When American academic Thomas E. Sebrell II recently led several students through London’s historic Kensal Green cemetery—armed with clippers, shears and historical records—the underbrush and...
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Gettysburg maps sesquicentennial strategy

Civil War battle strategy can be tricky enough itself to convey, but that wasn’t what was giving German journalist Hermann Schmid problems in Gettysburg last fall.
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Riverside resort threatens Harpers Ferry’s viewshed

A developer hoping to build a resort near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., faces several regulatory roadblocks. The developer, Rattling Springs Associates of McLean, Va., has submitted plans for a 50-room lodge and as...