Henry O. Nightingale- Eyewitness To History
This week in the Civil War for July 27, 1864

We are losing our Civil War Battlefield sites

 

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How Quickly Are We Losing Key Civil War Battlefield Sites?

At current rates of development and due to rapidly increasing land prices, our nation loses approximately one acre of hallowed ground every hour. We calculate that the fate of the remaining unprotected ground will be determined within the next five to fifteen years, depending on its location.

Who owns that unprotected land?

In most cases, it is held by private landowners. Some families have owned battlefield properties since the War. Until it is officially preserved, that land can be sold to a developer or rezoned for development by government action literally at any moment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Civil_War_battles

http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/preservation-faqs.html

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/10-facts-about-the-civil-war/

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