Battlefields in the Mountains

The American Battlefield Trust is hopeful for a year of good health, along with plenty of time for outdoor recreation on our nation’s battlefields. And there’s nothing like a battlefield hike when that battlefield just so happens to be located within mountain ranges!

Erosion Undermines History at Vicksburg National Military Park

The most serious battle being fought at Vicksburg National Military Park today, according to park staff, is against erosion, the process by which earth is carried away by wind or water.

The Season of Spooky Creatures

Halloween brings a special magic to the transitional season of autumn, with its ghosts, goblins, spiders, snakes, owls and other critters with a reputation for being spooky!

America’s Magnificent Rivers

The United States has some of the most marvelous rivers on the planet, but their contributions to its founding conflicts are often overlooked. Discover the roles they played in America’s wars.

American Chestnuts on Arbor Day

The American Chestnut was almost a perfect tree, until blight killed more than three billion trees a century ago. Learn more about the organizations working to protect these majestic beauties that hold so much history.

Spelunking for Saltpeter

The winter weather may have you thinking about hibernating to escape the cold, but there are some places that might make for interesting adventures – caves!

Introducing The Nature of History

The American Battlefield Trust has preserved over 50,000 acres of land that include wildlife habitat, soils, streams, trees, flora, and fauna that are part of our ecosystem. In this new quarterly email series, we’ll be highlighting all the natural resources present on and affected by battlefield land preservation. We hope you’ll enjoy the beauty of nature as it exists on our most hallowed ground. Learn more about the environmental benefits of battlefield preservation.