I’m reblogging this on USHistoryFiles because I figure some of my readers haven’t made the switch yet.
I want to use today’s Monument / Marker Mondays to highlight a battlefield preservation project near to where I live. First, did anyone catch this yesterday?
The piece on CBS Sunday Morning highlighted two battlefields that I am quite familiar with. I grew up in New Jersey just about 20 miles from the Princeton Battlefield. When I left NJ, I moved to Murfreesboro, TN just about 30 miles from the Franklin Battlefield. I can remember seeing the folks from Save the Franklin Battlefield every year when I went to the Nashville Civil War Show on the first weekend in December. (I believe that it is now the Franklin/Middle Tennessee Civil War Show and no longer held on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds but I digress.) I will say that I am both surprised and elated that the preservation movement has made the progress that it has. Someday when I get a…
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