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Updated 10/27/11

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52 Acres Added At Parker’s Crossroads
By Gregory L. Wade
PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. — “Acquiring this land is the keystone to everything we have done,” is how battlefield preservation advocate Steve McDaniel describes the recent purchase of 52 core acres of the Dec. 31, 1862, Battle of Parker’s Crossroads. 


Fredericksburg Slavery Museum Files For Bankruptcy
By By Scott C. Boyd
RICHMOND, Va. – The United States National Slavery Museum filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 21 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Archeologists Study ‘61 Aquia Creek Land-Naval Battle Site
By Scott C. Boyd
STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – An archeological study at the site of the Battle of Aquia Creek failed to uncover any artifacts from the battle, but did find evidence of two wharves where there was a key logistical hub for the Union Army in Northern Virginia during the Civil War.


Historian, Author Blake A. Magner Dies
WESTMONT, N.J. — Blake A. Magner, who retired last year after 20 years as the Civil War News Book Review Editor, died Oct. 16 at age 61.


Stolen La. Flag Is Back At Museum
By Greg Biggs
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The recent recovery of a stolen Confederate flag began on Sept. 29 with an email and an attached flag photo.

Fort Negley Needs Funds For Carriages To Get Loan Of Parrotts
By Gregory L. Wade
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The sun may soon be reflecting off two large cannon along Fort Negley’s hilltop works, if local preservationists and historians have their way.



Updated 10/27/11