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Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 10/11/13

Civil War Trust Joins Congressman Hal Rogers to Announce Preservation Victories at Kentucky's Historic Mill Springs Battlefield

(Nancy, Ky.) – Congressman. Hal Rogers (R–Ky.) will join officials from the Civil War Trust and the Mill Springs Battlefield Association on Monday, October 21, to announce recent preservation victories as well as new land conservation opportunities at the historic Mill Springs Battlefield in Nancy, Ky.  Congressman Rogers has long been a recognized champion of historic preservation in the U.S. Congress.

The news conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center, located on Hwy. 80.  Congressman Rogers will be joined at the event by Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer, Trust chairman emeritus John L. Nau, III, and Mill Springs Battlefield Association president Bill Neikirk.

The public is encouraged to arrive early for the 11 a.m. event.  Following the news conference, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the visitor center and nearby landmarks.  Refreshments will be available during and after the event.

WHAT:    Announcement of recent preservation victories and opportunities at the historic Mill Springs Battlefield

WHO:     Congressman Hal Rogers, Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer and chairman emeritus John L. Nau, III, Mill Springs Battlefield Association president Bill Neikirk

WHEN:    Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:    Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum, 9020 W. Hwy. 80, Nancy, KY 42544

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States.  Its goal is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 36,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states, including 475 acres at the Mill Springs battlefield.  Please visit the Trust’s website at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

Contacts

  • Jim Campi (202) 367-1861 x7205
  • Griffith Waller (202)-367-1861 x7231

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