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Battle of Scary Creek monument moved, rededicated

On July 18, 2015, the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a rededication ceremony for the Battle of Scary Creek monument, located along the Kanawha River near St. Albans, West Virginia.  The monument was relocated to a more accessible location on the opposite...

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History App Created by Marshall Professor

Clio not only directs users to historical sites using global positioning system on smartphones, it also provides a brief explanation and includes photos, links and other artifacts to expand knowledge of each site. Read the entire article in the Charleston Gazette.......

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Preservation of Shepherdstown Battlefield Land Celebrated

On Sunday afternoon, November 16, a sign was erected and dedicated to commemorate the purchase and preservation of two properties totaling 2.2 acres on the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. The properties are contiguous to the historic Cement Mill property...

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Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Park Service News Release National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment WASHINGTON - Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released the...

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Help Save 13 acres at Harper’s Ferry

Harpers Ferry is one of the most historic places in the United States. In 1783, Thomas Jefferson stood in awe of its beauty. Abolitionist John Brown raided the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859, only to be captured by U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee and Lt....

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Shepherdstown Battlefield Updates

The Civil War Trust has negotiated to purchase a property on the Shepherdstown Battlefield and has asked for the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association's (SBPA) help in funding the purchase. The property, with a house, is 1.6 acres and contiguous to the...

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Will you help with this sign in Glenville, West Virginia?Meet the Trails Team. 🤝

Our small team works hard everyday but rely on our sponsors, visitors, and volunteers to keep us running. You are part of our team too.

Today, we are asking you to pitch in to help us keep this sign standing in West Virginia. The "Attack on Glenville" sign located in Gilmer is the only Civil War Trails site in the County. We hope you can step up to fill our ranks by raising $200 today.

Why? 🤔

Each of our #civilwartrails sites need a sustaining sponsor to ensure that we can maintain and update the interpretive and directional signs and distribute the maps to ensure the world knows about each of these places. Occasionally we lose a sponsor and this year is no different.

Civil War Trails provides over 1,200 #openairmuseum experiences across six states ranging from signs located on picturesque battlefields, along wooded hiking trails, or around corners in historic downtowns.

Your donation is tax deductible and ensures that we can keep telling these stories and encouraging visitation to these sites, towns, and to support local businesses. We understand the financial strain that COVID has placed on many of you and our partnering communities and we are thankful for a donation of any size or just some simple well wishes!

Make a donation today. In any amount by following this link.

Drew, Chris, John & Jason.
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Thanks for sharing this. We rarely have signs lose a sponsor but these are lean times for many. We hope today with a few bucks per person we can raise the $200 to keep this one.

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McCoy House in Franklin, West Virginia.  Have you visited any of the sites on West Virginias Civil War Trails?  Its a great time to get out and visit the largest outdoor museum...
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