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A few highlights from the recently passed Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Bill S47 in the 116th US Congress.

National Park System Boundary Adjustments and Related Matters

SEC. 2101. SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

(1) AFFILIATED AREA.—The term “affiliated area” means the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield established as an affiliated area of the National Park System by subsection (c)(1).

(2) PARK.—The term “Park” means Shiloh National Military Park, a unit of the National Park System.

(b) Areas To Be Added To Shiloh National Military Park.—

(1) ADDITIONAL AREAS.—The boundary of the Park is modified to include the areas that are generally depicted on the map entitled “Shiloh National Military Park, Proposed Boundary Adjustment”, numbered 304/80,011, and dated July 2014, and which are comprised of the following:

(A) Fallen Timbers Battlefield.

(B) Russell House Battlefield.

(C) Davis Bridge Battlefield.

(2) ACQUISITION AUTHORITY.—The Secretary may acquire the land described in paragraph (1) by donation, purchase from willing sellers with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.

(3) ADMINISTRATION.—Any land acquired under this subsection shall be administered as part of the Park.

(c) Establishment Of Affiliated Area.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield in the State of Tennessee is established as an affiliated area of the National Park System.

 

SEC. 2103. KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK BOUNDARY.       

b) Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment.—

(1) BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.—The boundary of the Park is modified to include the approximately 8 acres of land or interests in land identified as “Wallis House and Harriston Hill”, as generally depicted on the map.

 

New Units Of The National Park System         

SEC. 2302. MILL SPRINGS BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT.    

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), there is established as a unit of the National Park System, the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky, to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations—

(A) the nationally significant historic resources of the Mill Springs Battlefield; and

(B) the role of the Mill Springs Battlefield in the Civil War.


SEC. 2303.
 CAMP NELSON HERITAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT.

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), there is established, as a unit of the National Park System, the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky, to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations, the nationally significant historic resources of Camp Nelson and the role of Camp Nelson in the American Civil War, Reconstruction, and African American history and civil rights.

 

Save the Franklin Battlefield

Organization honors Jacobson’s dedication to Civil War battlefield preservation

Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson recently received the Tennie Pinkerton Dozier award from the Save the Franklin Battlefield organization. Every year, the organization presents this award to an individual who has made a long-term, compelling commitment to battlefield preservation efforts in Williamson County.

“I am extremely honored to be the recipient of the Tennie Pinkerton Award,” said Eric Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Saving what we can of  Franklin is oneSave the Franklin Battlefield of our greatest challenges, and also one of the most rewarding.”

Save the Franklin Battlefield, Inc. is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers from across the world who are dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of Civil War sites in Williamson County.

Tennie Pinkerton Dozier, the award’s namesake, was the wife of a Confederate soldier who devoted her life to honoring those who fought and sacrificed their lives at the Battle of Franklin. She was one of the first people in Franklin to champion the need to have a battlefield park, organized the local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy and helped raise funds for the Confederate soldier monument in Franklin’s square.

Jacobson is the author of three books on the American Civil War, including “For Cause & For Country,” “The McGavock Confederate Cemetery” and “Baptism of Fire.” He is the CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust, and helps to lead non-profit organization in its continued preservation of the Franklin battlefield.

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.

 

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