Category Archives: Civil War Preservation Trust

Gettysburg Casino Developers Consider Appeal

As reported yesterday by Eric Wittenburg, the proposed developers of the Mason Dixon Resort and Casino in Gettysburg are considering an appeal. Recently denied approval to build a casino near the Gettysburg National Military Park by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control … Continue reading

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Victory at Gettysburg!

It was announced yesterday that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board rejected a proposal to build a casino near the Gettysburg National Military Park. This is a monumental victory for battlefield preservationists. A casino so close to the Gettysburg battlefield would … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Abandons Plans for Wilderness Supercenter

This is a great day for battlefield preservation. While driving to a meeting a short time ago, I heard on FoxNews radio that Wal-Mart has announced that it will abandon its plans to build a Supercenter adjacent to the Wilderness … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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CWPT is now Civil War Trust

Good evening friends. I received an email last night from Jim Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT). The email explained that the Civil War Preservation Trust has changed their name to the Civil War Trust. As Mr. … Continue reading

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Civil War Preservation Trust Announces 2010 Accomplishments

I received the following email from the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) on Monday. Friends, there are very few charitable organizations that have the record of protecting historically sensitive land than the CWPT. They control their administrative costs and spend … Continue reading

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Our Gettysburg Legacy – A Must See Video

Today, the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission held a hearing on the proposed casino in Gettysburg.  The fight is definitely not over and the Civil War Preservation Trust needs your support to fight this abomination.  There is no reason to build this … Continue reading

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Civil War Preservation Trust -Brandy Station 2010 Campaign

Good morning folks!  The Civil War Preservation Trust has announced its Brandy Station 2010 Campaign.  This is a great opportunity to save nearly 800 acres of this hallowed ground.  Brandy Station was the site of many engagements during the Civil … Continue reading

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News From the Civil War Preservation Trust: Most Endangered Battlefields

Recently the Civil War Preservation Trust released its list of the most endangered Civil War battlefields.  It should be no surprise that the Gettysburg and the Wilderness battlefields lead the list –  however, there are some new additions this year.  … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric J. Wittenberg, author of “The Battle of Brandy Station”

I recently finished reading Eric J. Wittenberg’s newest book, “The Battle of Brandy Station.”  Thoroughly researched and well written, the book is up to the high standards that Wittenberg has established with his previous titles on Civil War cavalry.  Jim … Continue reading

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