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NY Army National Guard Soldiers Touring WWI Battlefields

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The soldiers will tour battlefields in France and neighboring Belgium before visiting the site of the 27th Division's offensive German defenses in late September 1918. The division was made up of New York National Guard regiments called up for federal duty in the summer of 1917.


Antietam National Battlefield to Improve Over Next Decade

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"This plan will provide visitors with a cohesive and immersive experience on the battlefield," Superintendent Susan Trail stated in a news release. "We want to increase opportunities for visitors to connect with and understand the pivotal role the Battle of Antietam played in the Civil War, while protecting these hallowed grounds and natural habitat that now covers the battlefield."


Park Service to Give $2M to Protect Virginia Battlefields

U.S. News

In addition, the park service's American Battlefield Protection Program is also providing $240,306 toward the purchase of a .85-acre


Mississippi Confederate Flag Fight Moves to New Battlefield

U.S. News

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a state flag of Mississippi is unfurled by Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. A long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is moving onto a new legal battlefield. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday, March 7, 2017, over reviving a 2016 lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney, Carlos Moore. He contends the flag is "state-sanctioned hate speech."


Arkansas Residents Seek to Preserve Civil War Battlefield

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Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, recently spoke to members of a grass-roots group interested in preserving the Devil's Backbone Battlefield outside Greenwood in south Sebastian County at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Fort Smith. One of the members of the group, Donna Goldstein, said it is possible the remaining portion of Devil's Backbone Mountain Ridge that is not privately owned will be sold and something will be built on that site.