Two Wilderness updates

…are available over at Civil War News.  First, the Civil War Preservation Trust is raising money to buy a critical piece of the battlefield.  The deal requires the use of private funds, and everything has to be in place by the end of this month.  Head over to the CWPT’s website and contribute whatever you can.

Second is an article on the ongoing effort to prevent Wal-Mart from erecting a superstore at the battlefield’s entrance.  The judge has quashed a motion by the preservationists, but they’re soldiering on nevertheless.  I wish them the best of luck.

By the way, CWPT also has a video up in which James McPherson explains why this field is so significant.  If you know anybody who might be interested in supporting this latest preservation effort and you’re trying to find a way to convey the need for it, you might forward them a link to McPherson’s talk.

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