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On the morning of July 3, 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia made one last great push to capture the strategically vital Culp’s Hill. But Union artillery batteries on nearby Power’s Hill added their considerable fire-power to the Union defenses in this region. Learn more about CWPT’s new campaign to save 5 acres of Power’s Hill.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

October 2010
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

Earlier this year, CWPT members like you rallied to help save a two-acre part of the Gettysburg battlefield on the historic Emmitsburg Road. This month, we announced that we have yet another tremendous opportunity to save an additional five acres at the heart of this battlefield. This new tract on Power’s Hill was the key artillery position that helped save the Union right during the battle. I cannot ever recall a 12-month span where we had the chance to save two crucial parcels at Gettysburg – this is truly an unprecedented opportunity.

I also wanted to send my thanks to all of our Color Bearers who were able to attend our 2010 Grand Review in Franklin, Tennessee. What a great and memorable event! I do hope that you will have a chance to look at our photos from that event (link provided below) and that more of you will consider joining the Color Bearer ranks before our next gathering.

- Jim Lighthizer, CWPT President

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Culp’s Hill: Then & Now with Charlie Fennell

Culp's Hill

CWPT had the chance to talk with Culp's Hill expert Charlie Fennell about the historical importance of the fight for Culp's Hill and Spangler's Spring during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Wilderness Announcement with Jim McPherson

Wilderness Event

Join us at the Wilderness Battlefield at 10 a.m. on October 27, 2010, for a news conference announcing a national campaign to save land on the battlefield. Keynote speaker historian Jim McPherson will be joined by Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech and other preservation leaders.

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Videos: The Fight for the Union Right

The Fight for the Union Right

Check out all of our new videos on the fight for the Union right at the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn more about this critical section of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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Interview with Eric Weider

Weider interview

CWPT recently had a chance to sit down with Eric Weider, president of the Weider History Group. The Weider History Group publishes two of the most popular Civil War magazines: Civil War Times and America's Civil War.

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Photos from the 2010 Grand Review

Grand Review Photos

See our photos from the recently completed 2010 Grand Review in Franklin, Tennessee, including battlefield tours and the other events that made this one of our best Color Bearer events yet.

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New Shiloh Photo Gallery

Shiloh Photos

View our new Shiloh Battlefield photo gallery. See photos of the Hornet’s Nest, Sunken Road, Ruggles’ Battery, Bloody Pond, Pittsburg Landing, Grant’s Last Line, and more.

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Pea Ridge: A Restored Battlefield

Pea Ridge Restoration

Civil War blogger Craig Swain describes how the National Park Service improved the historical integrity of Arkansas’s Pea Ridge National Military Park.

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Online Quiz: The Battle for Culp’s Hill

Culp's Hill Quiz

Test your knowledge in our new Battle for Culp’s Hill quiz. Which Confederate division attacked Culp’s Hill on the evening of July 2, 1863?

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October Civil War Battles

October battles

Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred in the month of October. Access our history articles, photos, maps and links for the battles listed below:

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