Attached are links to a couple of nice article about grant money for (Amerian) Civil War battlefield preservation---some good news amidst all the dismal stories we hear every day. When I was at Gettysburg for the 4th of July reenactment remembrance this summer, our table was next to that of the Civil War Preservation Trust.

The gentleman who ran it was a volunteer who had made a fortune in banking and now committed himself to teaching his kids about history and helping out the CWPT. With a guy like that as your spokesperson, you know they must be doing good work and keeping their overheads down so that they can fulfill their mission.