May 13, 2010

History Under Siege: Most Endangered Battlefields 2010

(CWPT) Although many battlefields are in danger of being lost forever, CWPT is making significant progress toward ensuring their protection. In 2009, CWPT rescued 2,777 acres of hallowed ground at 20 sites in five states – legendary battlefields like Raymond in Mississippi and Chancellorsville and the Wilderness in Virginia. Since CWPT was created more than two decades ago, we have protected more than 29,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.
Despite such success, our work is far from done. We hope this report energizes both longtime supporters and new allies to continue the fight to protect and preserve these priceless treasures. Continued

Image: War Correspondent's Memorial, South Mountain Battlefield (Gathland State Park), Maryland.