Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 03/19/09

Media Advisory: Governor Tim Kaine, Lawmakers, Join CWPT to Promote Battlefield Protection in Virginia

(Fredericksburg, Va.) - Virginia Governor Tim Kaine will be the keynote speaker at a news conference to promote battlefield preservation in the Old Dominion on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. The news conference will be held at the historic Slaughter Pen Farm on the Fredericksburg Battlefield.

Joining Governor Kaine at the news conference will be Civil War Preservation Trust President James Lighthizer, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Bill Howell and Virginia State Senator Edd Houck. Virginia Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick will emcee the event.

The Slaughter Pen Farm is one of the many historic sites that have already benefited from the Virginia Historic Battlefield Preservation Fund, a program created by the Commonwealth during the first year of the Kaine administration. During the news conference, Governor Kaine and lawmakers will talk about the accomplishments of this public–private partnership program and discuss the challenges that remain.

The news conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Slaughter Pen Farm property is located along Tidewater Trail (Route 2) south of Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Va. Following the news conference, Governor Kaine will be available to meet and greet attendees. The press and public are encouraged to arrive early since there is only one entrance to the farm.

WHAT: News conference at Slaughter Pen Farm on Fredericksburg Battlefield

WHO: Governor Tim Kaine, Virginia Speaker of the House Bill Howell, Virginia State Senator Edd Houck, and CWPT President Jim Lighthizer

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. (the press and public are encouraged to arrive early)

WHERE: Slaughter Pen Farm, 11300 block of Tidewater Trail (Va. Route 2), Fredericksburg, Va.

The Civil War Preservation Trust is a 60,000-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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