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Civil War Trust

Hallowed Ground: Summer 2016

Featured Online Articles

This issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine celebrates this year's 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Land Before NPS

The Land Before the National Park Service Began

By Timothy B. Smith

Created separately and with different purpose from the vast nature preserves of the West, America’s battlefield parks took a long, often circuitous route to full integration into the National Park System.Read the article »

These Hallowed Grounds

These Hallowed Grounds

100 years of the National Park Service

Many of the historic sites and historical parks related to military history within the National Park Service have benefited from private groups, like the Civil War Trust, in creating and expanding their boundaries, at their origination and continuing to the present day.Read the article »

Profiles in Préservation at NPS

Shaping the Parks, Shaping America

Profiles in Preservation

On the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, the Civil War Trust recognize these dedicated individuals who helped shape America's National Parks, as we know them today.Read the article »

Centennial Reflections

“Find Your Park:” Centennial Reflections

from Six National Park Service Superintendents

During its centennial, the National Park Service is asking all Americans to “Find Your Park” and discover places of beauty and meaning among the 411 units of the National Park System. In response, the Civil War Trust asked six superintendents from battlefield parks to share what makes the sites they have dedicated their lives to protecting so awe-inspiring and vital to the surrounding communities.Read the article »

Saratoga

Saratoga National Historical Park

Amy Bracewell, Saratoga National Historical Park Superintendent, reflects on this Revolutionary War battlefield in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service.Read the article »

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Cowpens National Battlefield Park

John Slaughter, Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Group Superintendent, reflects on this Revolutionary War battlefield in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service.Read the article »

Chalmette New Orleans

Chalmette National Historical Park (Battle of New Orleans)

Lance Hatton, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Superintendent, reflects on this War of 1812 battlefield in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service.Read the article »

Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park

Ed Clark, Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site Superintendent, reflects on this Civil War battlefield in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service.Read the article »

Vicksburg

Vicksburg National Military Park

Bill Justice, Vicksburg National Military Park Superintendent, reflects on this Civil War battlefield in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service.Read the article »

Little Bighorn

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Denice Swanke, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Superintendent, reflects on this Indian Wars battlefield in celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service.Read the article »

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