Category Archives: Civil War 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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Spring Hill Battlefield – A Short Photo Essay

On November 29, 1864, CSA Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee attempted to block US Major General John M. Schofield’s retreat route to Nashville. His goal was to place his army across the Franklin-Columbia Turnpike at Spring Hill, … 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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