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Informational Marker, Left Pane
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: August 25, 2007
Caption: Informational Marker, Left Pane
Additional Description: Just to the right of the marker is an informational kiosk marker detailing the efforts of the CWPT:

The Third Battle of Winchester
The Civil War Preservation Trust

Preserving National Treasures

All across the United States, new construction and urban sprawl threaten the Civil War battlefields where more than 600,000 American soldiers gave their lives. Twenty percent of these hallowed grounds have already been obscured by shopping malls, parking lots, amusement parks, and other suburban conveniences. The federal government protects only 15 percent of Civil War Battlefields. Only 42 of the 384 battlefields identified as significant by the federal government are preserved as national parks.

The Civil War Preservation Trust is the only private national organization devoted to protecting our Civil War Battlfeilds. By acquiring endangered sites and promoting preservation through education and example, the Trust helps keep history alive. Through its efforts, sites like Third Winchester Battlefield are saved so that future generations can enjoy them, and appreciate the struggles and sacrifices of our ancestors.
Submitted: October 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p8769
File Size: 1.032 Megabytes

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