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CWPT's New Website

Have you checked out the new and expanded Civil War Preservation Trust website? Our new website is not only easier to navigate, but it's also chock full of content for the Civil War buff and preservationist. All our CWPT battle maps are now online. Our new Battlefields section makes it easier than ever to find information on your favorite Civil War battlefields and our new History Center is full of great Hallowed Ground histories, primary documents, new biographies and more.  Visit the New Website »

From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

June 2009
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

I'm hoping that many of you have had a chance to take a peek at our new Civilwar.org website. Looking for one of our signature battle maps? They're now all on our new site. Interested in accessing many of our great historical articles from past issues of Hallowed Ground? They're online too. Want to buy a CWPT branded shirt or travel mug? Go to our new website. Our latest battlefield preservation opportunities? Photos from our recent annual conference? Video of battlefield tours? Do you need to ask?

Harnessing the opportunities presented by the Internet allows us to make the past come alive in ways never before dreamed of. By making history dynamic and relevant to new generations of Americans, we hope to instill in them the understanding that the unique landscapes of Civil War battlefields are truly hallowed grounds that need to be preserved.

- Jim Lighthizer, CWPT President

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Teacher Institute 2009
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July 24-26, 2009
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Save Port Republic

Save Port Republic

Here's one of those grand historic preservation opportunities that only rarely comes along. CWPT members and supporters can now help save 178 acres of the Port Republic battlefield. With a $10 to $1 match you donation can help us save a crucial part of this 1862 battlefield where Stonewall Jackson's famous Valley Campaign came to a thunderous conclusion. Maps, historical articles, photos, and more await you online...

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CWPT Set to Transfer Harpers Ferry Land to Park Service

Harpers Ferry Event

On Thursday, June 25, CWPT will formally transfer ownership of 176 acres along School House Ridge to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The event featuring officials from CWPT and the National Park Service is part of a day-long event kicking-off the national commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, beginning with the 150th anniversary of John Brown's Raid.

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New CWPT Map Center

CWPT Map Center

Have you had a chance to visit our new CWPT Map Center? Our new Map Center is filled with our great and growing collection of signature CWPT battle maps, many great period maps of the Civil War, and our entire library of acclaimed animated maps.

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2009 CWPT Photography Contest

2009 CWPT Photo Contest

Last year's CWPT Photography Contest was our best yet. Our new 2009 Photo Contest is now open and ready to receive your great Civil War battlefield photos. Our photo contest is sponsored by The History Channel and the Center for Civil War Photography.

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New CWPT Online Store

New CWPT Store

Looking for new ways to show your CWPT pride? Check out our new CWPT Online Store and order the latest in CWPT branded apparel and gear. T-Shirts, golf shirts, hoodies, travel mugs, journals, water bottles, and more.

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Hearings Begin on the Wilderness Walmart

Stop the Wilderness Walmart

Public hearings continue this month on plans to build a Walmart superstore on the Wilderness Battlefield. Although we are entering the final weeks of this grassroots effort to preserve this hallowed battleground, there is still time for you to weigh in against this atrocious proposal. Please take a few minutes to let local officials know how you feel -- and if you have done so already, please comment again!

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Photos & Video from the 2009 CWPT Annual Conference

Photos and Video from the 2009 Conference

The 2009 CWPT Annual Conference in Gettysburg was our biggest and best member conference yet. Check out our online package of conference and tour photos, videos, and more online.

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Dispatches from the Front Lines

Civil War preservation news from around the country


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