Eric Wittenberg on Newsweek’s Preservation Article

I encourage all of you to check out Eric Wittenberg’s comments on the January 13, 2011 Newsweek article, “Battle Over the Battlefields.” You can read the text of the article and he provides a link to also read it on the website. Most important, get involved with the Civil War Trust. Thanks, Eric, for letting us know about this article.


About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Eric Wittenberg on Newsweek’s Preservation Article

  1. Todd Janus says:

    I am curious why Mr. Graham did not note the fact that the current administration is busy trying to close down vast areas of the several states to mining, oil exploration, mountain top mining, etc. in order to maintain the pristine environment and effectively stopping economic development. Yet, with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War are upon us, and I bet a lot of public sympathy, it seems to remain silent on these developments that would destroy precious civil war battlefields. Indeed this would be another avenue to stifle business.While I understand these may be local or state issues and not federal issues, I think a case can be made that these local decisions do affect All states and thus would qualify under the commerce clause of the constitution, since people from outside the state will be visiting. Further, the National Park Service has a vested and appropriate interest in maintaining the pristine environment. Besides, the administration has never let the constitution get in the way before!

    PS I donate the the CWPT.

  2. Todd,
    Thank you for your reply. I am with you.

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