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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

April 2010
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

Spring is now in full evidence and CWPT has never been busier. Not only have we recently announced new battlefield preservation campaigns at the Glendale, Ream's Station, and Davis Bridge battlefields, but we have also stepped up our efforts to help stop the threat of a new casino in Gettysburg.

Planning for our 2010 Teacher Institute in Hagerstown, MD, likely to be our best, and the 2010 Annual Conference in Lexington, KY, is advancing nicely. I hope you've already registered for one or both of these events.

Lastly, if you are not already a CWPT Color Bearer, I hope you will take a closer look at our new easy and convenient on-line monthly payment option. CWPT Color Bearers, like their Civil War counterparts, are always at the front of all our preservation efforts - they are the true difference-makers. It has never been easier to be a CWPT Color Bearer.

- Jim Lighthizer, CWPT President

 
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Events

June 3-6, 2010
Annual Conference
Lexington, Kentucky
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July 16-18, 2010
Teacher Institute
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Preservation Ceremony at Historic Wagner Farm

Wagner Event

Join CWPT and Virginia preservation leaders on April 20th for a ceremony and battlefield tour at the historic Wagner Farm on the Chancellorsville battlefield. This event will be held on the very ground that was saved by CWPT members just a few months ago.

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Reams-Glendale-Davis Bridge

Save Three Battlefields

CWPT and its members have been working hard to preserve, nearly from scratch, the Civil War battlefields at Glendale, Ream's Station, and Davis Bridge. Check out our latest campaign to save an additional 97 acres at these three sites.

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No Casino Gettysburg

No Casino Gettysburg

Once again investors have chosen Gettysburg as a site for a potential casino - this time, just ½ mile from the battlefield park. Help stop this outrageous proposal by considering a donation to our No Casino fund and sending a letter of concern your letter of concern to Pennsylvania's leaders.

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CWPT Awarded 4-Stars by Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator 4 Star Award

Did you know that Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, has awarded the Civil War Preservation Trust 4-stars - its highest ranking? CWPT continues to be a careful steward of the generosity that we receive from our supporters.

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Teacher Institute 2010

Teacher Institute 2010

Our annual CWPT Teacher Institute is set for July 16-18 in Hagerstown, MD. This year's Institute will include tours of the Gettysburg battlefield and feature keynote addresses from historians Bud Robertson, Gary Gallagher, and Jeff Shaara.

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Updated CWPT Biography Section

Biographies

Check out our updated CWPT Biography section. Learn more about the Civil War experiences of people like James Longstreet, George Custer, Belle Boyd, Wade Hampton and many more.

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CWPT Battle Maps: New Bull Run Map Online

New Bull Run Map

"There stands Jackson like a stone wall." Check out CWPT's new Bull Run battle map, now online. Complete our free online registration and download a PDF copy of this new map.

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