Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 02/01/06

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

(Washington, D.C.) - 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 28, 2006. 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 writer, economist, commentator and well-known movie and television personality Ben Stein. According to Stein, "Nowhere is the most precious American quality - courage - more fittingly memorialized than on our Civil War Battlefields."

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: Writer, actor and economist Ben Stein; historian Dr. Libby O'Connell; and CWPT President James Lighthizer

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 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 75,000-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 or Mary Koik (CWPT)
    (202) 367-1861


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