Exploring Plum Point Bend: More than just Civil War along the river

Yesterday I posted on the Plum Point Bend battlefield for the Civil War Navy Sesqui blog. As with many Civil War sites along the Mississippi River, the passage of 150 years has changed the landscape considerably. Although, the agent for change has been, for the most part, the river itself. The map below shows theContinue reading “Exploring Plum Point Bend: More than just Civil War along the river”

Preservation Wins: Civil War Trust reviews 2011 accomplishments

Yesterday Civil War Trust released a review of preservation accomplishments from 2011, the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Here’s the video version: There’s is much to laud: Protecting 2,042 acres of battlefield and other historic sites Release of the Civil War 150, a book listing 150 essential “to do” activities for the sesquicentennialContinue reading “Preservation Wins: Civil War Trust reviews 2011 accomplishments”

Civil War Trust Aims at 285 Acres at Gaines’ Mill

Yesterday Civil War Trust announced a campaign to acquire 285 acres of ground on the Gaines’ Mill battlefield.   The tract of land is the ground over which General James Longstreets’ division attacked on June 27, 1862.  This is a huge, important section of ground.  And due to the location within the booming greater Richmond metro-area,Continue reading “Civil War Trust Aims at 285 Acres at Gaines’ Mill”