Civil War Preservation Trust Identifies Most Endangered Battlefields

The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) recently unveiled its annual report on the status of the nation’s historic battlegrounds. The report, entitled History Under Siege: A Guide to America’s Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields, identifies the most threatened Civil War sites in the United States and what can be done to rescue them.

History Under Siege: A Guide to America’s Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields is composed of two parts. The first section presents the 10 most endangered battlefields in the nation, providing a brief description of the history and preservation status of each site. The second section briefly describes the 15 additional “at risk” sites that round out the top 25 endangered Civil War battlefields in the United States.

According to the report, in 2007 the organization rescued more than 1,600 acres of hallowed ground at legendary battlefields such as Champion Hill, Miss.; Shiloh, Tenn.; and Petersburg, Va.

The Civil War Preservation Trust is a member organization of the National Coalition for History.

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