Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Endorses Battlefield Preservation Initiative

I was unable to attend last week’s meeting of the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission so I am reading this for the first time.

At its meeting last week, the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Civil War Preservation Trust’s (CWPT) Virginia Sesquicentennial Battlefield Initiative. Initiative encourages state funding for battlefield preservation in Virginia during prior to and during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015).

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