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05-14-2010, 07:50 AM
CIVIL WAR PRESERVATION TRUST INCLUDES SOUTH MOUNTAIN, MARYLAND, In Report on Nation’s Endangered Battlefields

(Washington, D.C.) - At a press conference this morning, The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) unveiled their 2010 Report “History Under Siege: A Guide to America‘s Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields” announcing the inclusion of South Mountain Battlefield in Middletown, MD. Best-Selling Author Jeff Shaara, serving as the Keynote Speaker, unveiled the CWPT report at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The CWPT report identifies the most threatened Civil War sites in the United States and what can be done to rescue them.

South Mountain was included in the report in 2009 and was again included in 2010 due to the ongoing uncertain future of the historic property. At risk is Fox’s Tavern, a well-preserved 18th century stone farmhouse situated on 135 acres that is on the original “traders’ pass” over the ridge into West Virginia. In early September 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched an audacious invasion of the North. When a copy of his orders, wrapped around cigars, was discovered in a field by Union soldiers, federal commanders were able to move quickly against the vulnerable Confederates at the Battle of South Mountain. Over 5,000 Union and Confederate Troops engaged in the gruesome and bloody battle.

for the full CPMV press release go to:

http://www.cpmv.org/docs/CWPT_Announcement.pdf

Other CWPT endangered sites include Picacho Peak, Arizona and our old friend Cedar Creek where 400 acres are at risk.

PrattStreetRioter
05-16-2010, 07:43 PM
a worthy bump