Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bits and Pieces

The LCWRT just returned from the Spring Field Trip, this year to Shiloh National Battlefield Park, and in an apropos moment, The Civil War Trust is focusing on land preservation there in this 150th anniversary year of the battle. For more on ongoing land preservation and a chance to donate : Civil War Trust 

And for new fun at the CWT: Battle of Shiloh Animated Map 

There was a great feature on Parks Day Volunteers at Fort Duffield in West Point,Ky in the Louisville Courier Journal on April 13, 21012 with loads of photos here.

For more on the history of Fort Duffield , this is a good website: Hardin County History

LCWRT Announces 2011 - 2012 Preservation Grant Recipient

The Louisville Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2011 - 2012 LCWRT Preservation Grant will be the Battle of Richmond Association. BORA will use the grant to purchase interpretive signage for the Churchill's Draw area in the Madison County Battlefield Park. This is where undetected units of Texas dismounted cavalry, Arkansas infantry and Arkansas artillery under the command of CSA Brig. Gen Thomas J. Churchill  emerged on the right flank of Union Brig.Gen. Mahlon D. Manson's divisions and ended the first phase of the Battle of Richmond at Mount Zion Church on Aug. 30, 1862.  Dr. Paul Rominger will be attending the May Meeting to receive the grant.

 Brig. Gen Thomas J. Churchill, CSA ( 1824 - 1905)

Click on the link for more on The Battle of Richmond, KY and BORA
Click here for more on Thomas J. Churchill