Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 02/02/05

Civil War Preservation Trust to Reveal Nation's Most Endangered Battlefields

Country Music Sensation Darryl Worley will join CWPT at News Conference

(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 Thursday, February 24, 2005. The report, entitled History Under Siege: America's Endangered Civil War Battlefields, will identify the ten most threatened Civil War sites in the country and what is being done to rescue them.

CWPT President James Lighthizer will be joined at the news conference by DreamWorks recording artist and historic preservationist Darryl Worley, nominated top new male vocalist in 2002 by the Academy of Country Music. The debut single, "Awful, Beautiful Life," from Worley's self-titled album recently held the #1 spot for two weeks on Billboard's Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart.

Also participating in the news conference will be Dr. Libby O'Connell, Chief Historian of The History Channel. Dr. O'Connell developed and oversees "Save Our History," The History Channel's campaign to promote historic preservation.

The news conference will be 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 Civil War Battlefields in the U.S.

WHO: Country Music Star Darryl Worley; historian Dr. Libby O'Connell, and CWPT President James Lighthizer

WHEN: Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Frank Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Civil War Preservation Trust is a 70,000-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


  • Jim Campi (CWPT)
    (202) 367-1861


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