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  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- February 2009

    Army Loans Artifacts to Kentucky Museum The U.S. Army has become a partner in the new Battle of Richmond Visitors & History Center in Richmond, Ky. The Blue Grass Army Depot occupies a large section of the 6-by-8-mile battle field,...

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    CWT Today- April 2009

    Key Third Winchester Site Saved Third Winchester, the bloodiest battle to take place in the Shenandoah Valley, will likely draw more visitors than ever now that a larger portion of the battlefield is being preserved. Last November the...

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    CWT Today- June 2009

    Welcome Aboard USS Water Witch USS Water Witch is scheduled to be commissioned on April 4, 2009, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga. That weekend also marks the first time the painstakingly replicated vessel will open...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- August 2009

    Don’t Forget Your Camera! Last year’s Grand Prize winner in the Civil War Preservation Trust’s digital photo contest should in – spire everyone to bring along a camera whenever they visit war-related sites this summer. Ron...

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    CWT Today- October 2009

    New Missouri Park to Honor 1st Kansas Colored Infantry State officials as well as volunteers are working to establish a state park in an area of Bates County, Mo., where the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry skirmished with Confederate...

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    CWT Today- December 2009

    Gettysburg Grows by 45 Acres Gettysburg residents Wayne and Susan Hill recently donated 45 acres to the Gettysburg Foundation. Located near the eastern base of Big Round Top at the southern end of the battlefield, the acreage encompasses...

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    Mobile Gains CSS Alabama Cannon

    Crewmen aboard CSS Alabama pose next to the same type of 32-pounder that was recovered from the ship’s wreck site. Courtesy of the Museum of Mobile.The state of Alabama never saw the sloop CSS Alabama, which was built for the Confederacy...

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    Students Campaign for James Ashely

    Future Congressman James Ashley helped 24 slaves escape from bondage in Kentucky when he was 17.The Research History class at Washington High School is working to see that their favorite abolitionist gets a spot in the U.S. Capitol. For...

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    Gettysburg Grows by 45 Acres: December/January 2010

    Gettysburg residents Wayne and Susan Hill recently donated 45 acres to the Gettysburg Foundation. Located near the eastern base of Big Round Top at the southern end of the battlefield, the acreage encompasses an area where Union...

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    New Missouri Park to Honor 1st Kansas Colored Infantry: October/November 2009

    State officials as well as volunteers are working to establish a state park in an area of Bates County, Mo., where the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry skirmished with Confederate guerrillas in October 1862. The encounter is known today as the...

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    Ever Heard a Real Rebel Yell?: August/September 2009

    Many Union soldiers wrote about the soul-chilling yells of attacking Confederates. Thanks to the Museum of the Confederacy, you can hear the real thing on a CD featuring the authentic yell as performed by two elderly Confederate veterans....

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    Welcome Aboard USS Water Witch: June/July 2009

    USS Water Witch is scheduled to be commissioned on April 4, 2009, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga. That weekend also marks the first time the painstakingly replicated vessel will open to the public. “This is a very...

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    Key Third Winchester Site Saved: April/May 2009

    Third Winchester, the bloodiest battle to take place in the Shenandoah Valley, will likely draw more visitors than ever now that a larger portion of the battlefield is being preserved...

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    They’re Called Killing Grounds for a Reason: February/March 2009

    A 10-year study of the geomorphology of Civil War battlefields reveal connection between geological features and casualties....