For Immediate Release: 02/06/04
Civil War Preservation Trust to Reveal Nation's Most Endangered Battlefields
(Washington, DC) - The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will release an investigative report on the status of the nation's battlefields at a news conference on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. The report, entitled America's Most Endangered Battlefields, will identify the most threatened Civil War sites in the country and what is being done to rescue them.
The annual report is composed of two parts: the first section identifies the 10 most endangered battlefields in the nation, with a brief description of their history and preservation status; the second section lists 15 additional "at risk" sites that round out the top 25 endangered battlefields in the U.S.
CWPT President James Lighthizer will emcee the news conference. He will be joined by two outstanding writers and historians: Jay Winik, the author of the acclaimed New York Times Bestseller April 1865; and Benjamin Franklin Cooling, the author of several books on the Civil War era.
The news conference will held at 10 a.m. in the Frank Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club. Copies of the report will be available at the event. Food and beverages will be served.
WHAT: News conference to announce the Ten Most Endangered Battlefields in the U.S.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 10 a.m.
WHO: Jay Winik, author of the New York Times Bestseller April 1865; historian Benjamin F. Cooling; and CWPT President James Lighthizer
WHERE: Frank Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
CWPT is a 50,000-member nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War sites and promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds. CWPT's website is located at www.civilwar.org.