Civil War

Partners and Progress: Bringing 1863 Back to Life at Gettysburg

Twenty years ago, a 307-foot-high observation tower loomed over the historic battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Utility lines laced the sky, […]

Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry

Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres

Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped […]

The Monocacy Acqueduct at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Commemorates Our National History

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide swath of land stretching from Gettysburg, […]

Gettysburg Train Station. Photo (c) Alan Spears/NPCA

Preserve Historic Station at Gettysburg

The small train station was only about four years old when it was pressed into service during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in July 1863. The western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad was first used as a field hospital, as so many places were while the battle raged nearby. Later, more than 15,000 wounded soldiers would be transported to care or home from this platform.

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Governor McDonnell: Please Don’t Build Houses on a Historic Civil War Site

In November 2011, President Obama declared Fort Monroe a national monument, honoring this critical military installation and the role it […]