Nominations for 2009 Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields

The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) is accepting nominations for its annual report on endangered Civil War battlefields. The report, entitled History Under Siege, identifies the most threatened Civil War sites in the United States and what can be done to rescue them.

The 2009 endangered battlefields report will be released next spring. Any Civil War battlefield is eligible to for nomination and consideration. The ten chosen sites will be selected based on geographic location, military significance and the immediacy of current threats.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to fill out the nomination form available online by clicking here. Applications should include photographs of the site and a detailed description of recent threats. Nominations must be postmarked no later than October 10, 2008.

One Response to “Nominations for 2009 Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields”

  1. John Scott Says:

    I recommend the McDowell battle site , the May 1862 site of the Battle of McDowell, be added to the list. I have visited there several times as an Army War College student and author. To my knowledge it is a private land holding and Sitlington’s Hill should be part of a state park to insure it is preserved for future generations and historians. MG John Scott (Ret), MA FSU 2007