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"AMERICANS FIND inspiration in open space and preserved landscapes. Some may not be moved by history, but millions of people — along with plants, streams and wildlife — benefit from conservation of historic lands. As Virginians celebrate Earth Day today, that’s worth remembering.

"In recent years, some of the most significant efforts to preserve open space in Virginia have been realized through saving its hallowed battlegrounds. These sites honor the tens of thousands of Americans who fought and fell there in military conflicts that forged the nation we are today. They also provide buffers against water and air pollution, help biodiversity, offer recreational opportunities, and sustain “green islands” amid sprawl and urbanization."

AMERICANS FIND inspiration in open space and preserved landscapes. Some may not be moved by history, but millions of people — along with plants, streams and wildlife — benefit from
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970, when an estimated 20 million people nationwide attended the inaugural events at tens of thousands of sites including elementary and secondary schools, universities, and community sites across the United States.

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You can help transcribe the military records of over 200,000 African Americans soldiers who fought for their freedom in the Civil War. This collaboration with T...he African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC, will make the military records of the United States Colored Troops more accessible.

Using the Zooniverse platform, volunteers will turn these documents into text that can easily be searched by students, teachers, historians, and genealogists.

The transcriptions will be uploaded to the National Archives Catalog when the project is complete.

https://www.zooniverse.org/…/african-american-civil-war-sol…

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On Friday, April 13, 2018, the memorial dedicated to Thomas Jefferson—our third President and principal author of the Declaration of Independence—turns 75. The memorial’s architect, John Russell Po…
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Emerging Revolutionary War added 3 new photos.

For those in the Washington DC metro area, ERW authors Mark Maloy and Rob Orrison are co hosting a book release event on Thursday, April 26 at Historic Congress...ional Cemetery from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information visit www.congressionalcemetery.org. We hope to see you there!

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Great piece from The Guardian about Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs!

The civil war general turned president was a reluctant author, but set the gold standard for presidential memoirs
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64 seconds at Union Square in San Francisco on a lovely morning!

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Garry Adelman's Civil War Page added 4 new photos.

The Civil War California Facebook live crew is getting ready to go out again! Look for us on the Civil War Trust Facebook page around nine and 11 Pacific time, noon and 2:00 eastern time. More cool stuff ahead!

CHRIS MACKOWSKI and KRISTOPHER D. WHITE: One year and four days earlier, about four miles away, Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, had been mortally wounded under similar circumstances. But while Jackson’s wounding is frequently cited as a pivotal event of the Civil War, Longstreet’s wounding in the Wilderness is frequently forgotten. Yet the absence of the man General Robert E. Lee called his “Old War Horse” had a more immediate impact on the battle at hand and on the Army of Northern Virginia as a whole.

A Confederate bullet strikes James Longstreet and derails a Wilderness victory. The Confederate flank attack had worked to perfection May 6, 1864, the second day of the Battle of the Wilderness. Just before noon, the men in Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s First Corps had hurtled down the Ora...
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Are you planning to take advantage of the (hopefully) warmer weather in the next few weeks? Check out our early spring hours here!

Pro-tip: Plan your visit on a weekend and take advantage of our guided walking tours on all four battlefields! (rno)

Today, the Civil War Trust has the opportunity to save three separate tracts at Appomattox Court House, “that obscure little Virginia village now blazoned for i...mmortal fame.” These 74 acres—property which includes a portion of the ground over which Chamberlain’s men made their last charge of the war.

Help us save this key piece of American history for future generations.

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The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers to help maintain local battlefields and historic sites on Saturday as part of its 22nd annual “Park Day.”
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