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Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 10/09/14

UPDATED Media Advisory: Cedar Creek Battlefield Partners to Announce Preservation Victories, Highlight Anniversary Events

(Middletown, Va.) – On Wednesday, October 15, representatives of Belle Grove, Inc., the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Shenandoah County, and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will join the Civil War Trust at Belle Grove Plantation for an exciting preservation announcement in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.

The event will emphasize the partnerships that have led to preservation successes at this unique public-private national park and kick off the weekend’s commemorative sesquicentennial events.  Partners of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park have saved a total of 1,692 acres of battlefield to date.

The news conference will be held at Belle Grove Plantation, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Light refreshments will be provided.

WHAT: News Conference to Announce Preservation Successes at Cedar Creek Battlefield, Promote 150th Events

WHO: Representatives of Belle Grove, Inc., Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Civil War Trust, National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Shenandoah County and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: NEW LOCATION: Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA 22645

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds. To date, it has preserved more than 39,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states, including 21,000 acres in Virginia.  Learn more at, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.


  • Mary Koik, (202) 367-1861 x7231
  • Michele Seabrook, (202) 367-1861 x7225



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