Posts belonging to Category 'Preservation'

Wamp Concerned About Moccasin Bend/Chickamauga in New Congress

At least one local project may have trouble getting funding in the new congress.
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, the country’s newest National Park, will likely be considered an “earmark” as the house begins budget-cutting.
Congressman Zach Wamp is wrapping-up his 16 years in the congress–soon to hand the job over to Chuck Fleischmann.
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Civil War Preservation Trust Successfully Protects 84-acre Parcel on Spring Hill Battlefield

The Civil War Preservation Trust is please to announce that this week it successfully closed on the purchase of an 84-acre portion of the Spring Hill battlefield from General Motors, LLC, ensuring that the historic landscape will be protected forever.  Significant funding for the $2 million acquisition was provided by a grant from the American [...]

Shirley House renovations on schedule at park

Rededication of the Vicksburg National Military Park’s lone surviving structure that dates to the Civil War is on pace for the spring.
Meanwhile, a long-range plan to re-create some of the park’s 1860s landscape is under way and awaits funding.
Shirley House renovations begun earlier this year to spruce up the nearly 180-year-old structure are on schedule, [...]

Preservationists Eye Franklin Battlefield

It’s where thousands of soldiers were killed, where the civil war neared its end.
Now, the piece of land in Franklin is home to a Domino’s Pizza. But it turns out money can go a long way in restoring the past.
In this case, a group of very excited people hope that a newly awarded million dollar [...]

Small strip mall, Domino’s Pizza to give way to new battlefied park

State officials are crediting an outpouring of community support for helping to influence the decision to award a $960,000 state grant to Franklin’s Charge for the recovery of a key site in the 1864 Battle of Franklin.
This was the second time Franklin’s Charge in conjunction with the Tennessee Historical Commission had applied for the grant.
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Renovation project for Lincoln home progressing

The site where Abraham Lincoln formed his earliest memories is about to undergo major renovations.
The first phase of the plan to upgrade the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will wrap up next month with the end of public commenting on an environmental assessment, park Superintendent Keith Pruitt said.
Construction may begin this summer on the project, [...]

Foundation signs option to purchase ‘Island Farm’

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is interested in purchasing the “Island Farm” property in Strasburg.
The foundation signed an option to buy for the property on Tuesday from the Island Farm’s current owner, Doug Boyd, according to John Hutchinson, director of preservation and planning with the battlefields foundation.
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Historian fights to preserve battle ground

Among rolling Ozark Hills are the buried remnants of a once forgotten battlefield.
But thanks to the efforts of Lake Area historian and an Air Force veteran John Wilson, the fallen soldiers of Monday Hollow will come alive for future generations.
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Whitfield preservationists want to save historic mountaintop

Nearly 150 years ago, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman stood atop Blue Mountain north of Dalton and plotted his Union Army’s advance from Tunnel Hill to Atlanta.
Back then, Sherman had a perfect view of Dalton, a heavily fortified Confederate stronghold.
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Rare GAR Hall tour excites visitors

Justin Ballard had an astute observation of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall. “The building kind of has a feeling of a battleground,” the 11-year-old said.
The battle over the last decade has been for funds to repair and renovate the building.
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