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Witness Tree Identified on Culp’s Hill

A witness tree was recently identified on Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg National Military Park. National Park Service workers learned a fallen oak tree, near the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry monument, was indeed a witness tree, when their chain saws struck … Continue reading

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The Gettysburg Foundation Goes Interactive

Earlier this year, the Gettysburg Foundation’s member website, FriendsofGettysburg.org, was updated. The new member web site offers many new features: Photo sharing Essay sharing Park ranger’s preservation blog Historical blog, “This Great Task Before Us” A new perks program, Gettysburg … Continue reading

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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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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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Staff Sergeant Robert Miller Receives Medal of Honor

As I mentioned in a recent post, courage, valor and love of country transcends time. The Bible clearly states that “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13. Green … Continue reading

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First Living Soldier Since Vietnam to Receive Medal of Honor

Courage, patriotism, thinking clearly under fire and dedication to one’s fellow soldiers transcends history.  Simply put, bravery is bravery no matter when – or where – it happens.  A Civil War infantryman that demonstrates courage under fire is no different … Continue reading

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GBPA Comes Out For the Gettysburg Casino

Amazing!  What were they thinking?  The Gettysburg Battlefield Protection Association has come out in favor of the the proposed Mason-Dixon Resort casino.  This is without a doubt the craziest position a battlefield protection group could take.  Check out Eric Wittenberg’s … Continue reading

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