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A House Divided: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Summers-Koontz Monument Rededicated

A monument to honor two Confederate soldiers executed by Union troops after the surrender at Appomattox was rededicated today on a hillside just north of New Market, Va., as a color guard dressed in gray held flapping flags and taps...

By Linda Wheeler  |  June 27, 2009; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Harpers Ferry Battlefield To Grow

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia will grow by176 battlefield acres on Thursday when the Civil War Preservation Trust says it will transfer a parcel on historic School House Ridge to the federal government. The Trust is...

By Linda Wheeler  |  June 23, 2009; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Eleven Civil War Sites Receive Grants

The National Park Service has included 11 Civil War sites in its 2009 battlefield protection grants program, according to an announcement late Monday. The program is administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program. One of the largest grants--$61,833--will be used...

By Linda Wheeler  |  June 22, 2009; 7:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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