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Save Spring Hill & Franklin

Spring Hill, Tennessee, Nov. 29, 1864. In one of the most memorable and controversial events of the entire war, the Union Army escaped a Confederate trap and literally marched right past the Southern army. Learn more about our new campaign to save 84 acres at Spring Hill and another key section of the Union main line at Franklin.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

September 2010
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

September has started off with a bang. In a welcome display of pride-in-America good citizenship, General Motors, the owners of an 84-acre parcel of the Spring Hill battlefield, has agreed to sell these vital acres to CWPT, so that we can preserve them intact for all future generations. (Contrast that to those who refuse to cooperate with us to save our history, such a would-be casino moguls in Gettysburg and intractable Walmart executives)

And in Franklin, where real momentum is building towards the preservation of key sections of this once-lost battlefield, we are proud to announce another new parcel of land to save. This new parcel encompasses a section of the Union main line that passed just next to the famous Carter Cotton Gin - scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War.

Join us in working to save these two great 1864 battlefields.

- Jim Lighthizer, CWPT President

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September 24, 2010 11:00 a.m. CST
Spring Hill - Fundraising Campaign News Conference
Rippavilla Plantation, Spring Hill, TN
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September 24-26, 2010
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