March 2015 - Anheuser Busch Company has donated 65 acres to the Civil War Trust for a future Battle of Williamsburg park. The Battle of Williamsburg occurred on May 5, 1862, an early and first major battle of the Peninsula Campaign. The battle was fought between 73,000 troops. There is currently no park dedicated to this battle with only one acre saved prior to the donation. More
New National Monuments
February 2015 - Three new National Monuments were named by President Obama; Pullman Historic Site, which chronicles the planned community byt the Pullman Railroad Car Company in Chicago, which employed many African-American workers; Browns Canyon, & Honouliuli NM, Hawaii. The naming of the National Monuments has rekindled a controversy over the Antiquities Act, which allow a President to preserve historic and natural treasure without the input of Congress. This act has been in place since 1906 and the days of Teddy Roosevelt. It has protected such places as the Grand Canyon.
Civil Rights Anniversaries in 2015
January 2015 - Anniversaries of important historic events continue in 2015 with the final battles of the Civil War around Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox, plus Bentonville and their 150th events. There are also more current Civil Rights events on the calendar around the 50th anniversary of the March to Selma. Check out the list of activities planned at Dreams Marches On.
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