Posts belonging to Category 'Legislation'

Battle brewing over Civil War: New York State Military Museum friends struggle to fund sesquicentennial events

Local officials are fighting a financial battle to make sure New York state’s role in the Civil War isn’t forgotten.
The War Between the States began 150 years ago on April 12 at Fort Sumter, S.C., and most states will hold numerous sesquicentennial events in the next few years.
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Old State House Musuem gets $26,000 grant

The Old State House Museum has been awarded a Save America’s Treasures Grant in the amount of $26,032 to preserve history and culture for future generations, the museum announced in a news release Tuesday.
The money will go toward treating three fragile battle flags from the Civil War era and shortly thereafter.
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Gettysburg park bill dies in Senate

An omnibus lands bill that would have expanded the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park died last week after it met Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate.
The bill would have added to the park the 151-year-old Gettysburg train station where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to dedicate the national cemetery.
It also would have expanded the park’s [...]

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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COCHRAN-WICKER BILL INTRODUCED TO AUTHORIZE EXPANSION OF VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

Legislation authorizing the expansion of the Vicksburg National Military Park in Claiborne and Hinds counties has been introduced by U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker as a primary cosponsor.
The Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond Battlefield Addition Act (S.3952) would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire—through voluntary sale, donation or [...]

U.S. Senate committee OKs effort to expand Gettysburg National Military Park

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved a resolution that would revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park.
New boundaries would include the Gettysburg Train Station and land along Plum Run in Cumberland Township.
The Department of Interior is to acquire publicly owned property within the area by buying from willing sellers [...]

Gordon earmarks federal funds for Stones River Battlefield project

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation last week that includes $500,000 of federal funds for the Stones River National Battlefield to pay for park improvements, according to a press release on Monday from Democratic Congressman Bart Gordon.
“Stones River is our top tourist attraction in Rutherford County, with more than a 250,000 visitors every year,” [...]

National Cemetery gets federal stimulus money

Culpeper National Cemetery will receive nearly $500,000 in federal stimulus money to update and maintain the historic burial ground that dates to the Civil War era.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week that Culpeper and Winchester national cemeteries will receive a combined $915,331 for maintenance projects, repairs and equipment at the two sites.
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Shippensburg Borough Council approves Civil War monument plan

The Shippensburg Borough Council has approved a plan for a Civil War monument to be built by the Shippensburg Historical Society.
The location has not yet been determined, according to Shippensburg Borough Manager Earl Parshall, but there are two possibilities.
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Cold Spring’s West Point Foundry gets new recognition, tourism dollars

An old foundry that forged big guns for the Civil War is moving closer to becoming a major tourist attraction after receiving an enhanced designation from the federal government and $600,000 in state money.
The West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring will be improved with new entrances, trails and informational displays that will tell the [...]