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VDE
07-05-2011, 11:57 AM
To mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War and create a lasting legacy of that commemoration, the Civil War Trust announced an ambitious national campaign that will permanently protect 20,000 acres of battlefield land over the next five years. The Trust, which has already protected more than 30,000 acres in 20 states, recognizes that the warís 150th anniversary offers an unprecedented opportunity to encourage public support for a large-scale preservation initiative.

Campaign 150: Our Time, Our Legacy kicked off on June 30, with an event held at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, a key landmark of the Civil Warís bloodiest battle, which occurred 148 years ago. The project was announced by Civil War Trust chairman Henry Simpson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom James McPherson and the organizationís newest Trustee, country music superstar Trace Adkins. Several members of the Victorian Dance Ensemble, performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation, also attended the press conference to show their support of this important preservation project.

We encourage all reenactors to support this effort!

For more information, visit:

http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/news/news-releases/2011-news/campaign150-announcement.html

http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/article_5246e2ba-a36c-11e0-aa65-001cc4c03286.html

http://www.civilwardance.org/


Larry Keener-Farley
Civil War Dance Foundation
CWT Reenactment Unit of the Year