2009 America’s 10 Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields

At a news conference on March 18, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) unveiled its annual report on the status of the nation’s historic battlegrounds. The report, entitled “History Under Siege: A Guide to America’s Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields”, identifies the most threatened Civil War sites in the United States and what can be done to save them.

The report is composed of two parts. The first section presents the 10 most endangered battlefields in the nation, providing a brief description of the history and preservation status of each site. The second section briefly describes the 15 additional “at risk” sites that round out the top 25 endangered Civil War battlefields in the United States. See the CWPT video below.

The 10 Most Endangered Battlefields for 2009:
Cedar Creek, Virginia (October 19, 1864)
Fort Gaines, Alabama (August 5, 1864)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 3, 1863)
Monocacy, Maryland (Summer 1864)
New Market Heights, Virginia (September 1864)
Port Gibson, Mississippi (April 30, 1863)
Sabine Pass, Texas (September 8, 1863)
South Mountain, Maryland (September 14, 1862)
Spring Hill, Tennessee (November 28, 1864)
Wilderness, Virginia (May 5, 1864)

15 At-Risk Sites:
Averasboro, N. CAROLINA – March 16, 1865
Bayou Fourche, ARKANSAS – September 10, 1863
Camp Aleghany, W. VIRGINIA – December 13, 1861
Defenses of Washington – 1861–1865
Fort Monroe, VIRGINIA – 1861–1865
Hoke’s Run, W. VIRGINIA – July 2, 1861
Honey Springs, OKLAHOMA – July 17, 1863
Lone Jack, MISSOURI – August 16, 1862
Lovejoy’s Station, GEORGIA – August 20, 1864
Morrisville, N. CAROLINA –April 14, 1865
Picacho Pass, ARIZONA – April 15, 1862
Reed’s Bridge, ARKANSAS – August 26, 1863
Shepherdstown, W. VIRGINIA – September 19–20, 1862
Vicksburg, MISSISSIPPI – May 18–July 4, 1863
Yadkin River Bridge, N. CAROLINA – April 12, 1865

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