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Building a Battlefield Park

Two thousand sixteen marked the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service (NPS). One of the units of the NPS is the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The movement toward a local battlefield park covered decades and involved veterans of the battles as well as local citizens who not only saw the need to preserve these places, but also saw the economic benefit in the tourism they generated.

Eric Mink, Historian and Cultural Resources Manager presented a program on the early efforts to establish a battlefield park in Fredericksburg as well as its evolution and development through the 20th century. He touched on the veterans' reunions, local battlefield preservation efforts, the Civilian Conservation Corps, segregation and some of the more curious episodes in the park's history.

 

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