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  • LisaM
    Hi Brad, Are you familiar with organization The Civl War Trust? I wonder if they would take interest. I am an occasional supporter. They raise donations and
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 13, 2013
      Hi Brad,
      Are you familiar with organization The Civl War Trust? I wonder if they would take interest. I am an occasional supporter. They raise donations and lobby Congress for funds to rescue Civil War battlefield land and significant property from development.

      http://www.civilwar.org/

      I think it's a worthy cause...
      If you look at the acreage they appear to have saved so far, I think there is a place on the website to submit a request. I am generally hesitant about fundraising organizations, but somebody has to do it!
      At one point they were involved in stopping the development of some casino right in the midst of Gettysburg. They scope out lands in danger, where corporations have acquired such land, fight against proposed developments of strip malls on such land, and so on.

      Even if it doesn't serve a purpose to this property, it is worth a look. I would like to see more people get involved in this type of preservation. The idea that sticking a casino on the edge of Gettysburg battlefield land would be considered acceptable to anyone kind of makes my stomach turn...
      Anyhow, I just thought I would bring it up...

      Lisa


      --- In 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com, "Bradley" <bforbush@...> wrote:
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      > John Hennessy's current blog post is about the Fitzhugh House. He also pays our website a nice compliment.
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      > http://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/
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      > If there is a focal point for the 13th Mass in VA, this is it. This house was a field hospital (with Dr. Whitney in charge) in 1863. Whitney's tent was pitched right in front of the house. John S. Fay was wounded and operated in the house, here, and every man and officer of the regiment visited him while they were camped near by.
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      > Sadly the property is in jeopardy. Read the post.
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      > I wish those with an interest in the regiment could purchase the home and out buildings, (sans the surrounding acreage) and restore the place, and open it to the public. The house of course has a long standing deep history for Virginia, but the memory of the old 13th could be well represented in such an endeavor.
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      > I have no idea what this would cost but...
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      > Does anyone feel the same ?
      > Cheers
      > Brad
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    • Bradley Forbush
      Hi Lisa I m very familiar with them. But they have their hands full and specific projects on their agenda. I read another post by Clint Schemmer, who writes
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 13, 2013
        Hi Lisa
        I'm very familiar with them. But they have their hands full and specific projects on their agenda.

        I read another post by Clint Schemmer, who writes "Past is Prologue" for the Fredericksburg Newspaper, that there are just too many historic homes in VA to keep up. The public doesn't visit them as much as they used to, and some of the smaller museums are struggling to keep up with maintenance costs etc.

        Its quite sad.

        Also, the owner of the Fitzhugh house would have to be willing to sell it first, which is an unknown right now.

        I intend to write John to see who owns the property - its someone in AZ. I am just curious.
        Brad
        --- On Thu, 6/13/13, LisaM <lhaynes9722@...> wrote:

        > From: LisaM <lhaynes9722@...>
        > Subject: [13thmassgroup] Re: Fitzhugh House, VA
        > To: 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 9:47 PM
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        > Hi Brad,
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        > Are you familiar with organization The Civl War Trust? I
        > wonder if they would take interest. I am an occasional
        > supporter. They raise donations and lobby Congress for funds
        > to rescue Civil War battlefield land and significant
        > property from development.
        >
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        > http://www.civilwar.org/
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        > I think it's a worthy cause...
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        > If you look at the acreage they appear to have saved so far,
        > I think there is a place on the website to submit a request.
        > I am generally hesitant about fundraising organizations, but
        > somebody has to do it!
        >
        > At one point they were involved in stopping the development
        > of some casino right in the midst of Gettysburg. They scope
        > out lands in danger, where corporations have acquired such
        > land, fight against proposed developments of strip malls on
        > such land, and so on.
        >
        >
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        > Even if it doesn't serve a purpose to this property, it
        > is worth a look. I would like to see more people get
        > involved in this type of preservation. The idea that
        > sticking a casino on the edge of Gettysburg battlefield land
        > would be considered acceptable to anyone kind of makes my
        > stomach turn...
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        > Anyhow, I just thought I would bring it up...
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        > Lisa
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        > --- In 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com,
        > "Bradley" <bforbush@...> wrote:
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        > > John Hennessy's current blog post is about the
        > Fitzhugh House. He also pays our website a nice
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        > > http://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/
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        > is it. This house was a field hospital (with Dr. Whitney in
        > charge) in 1863. Whitney's tent was pitched right in
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        > purchase the home and out buildings, (sans the surrounding
        > acreage) and restore the place, and open it to the public.
        > The house of course has a long standing deep history for
        > Virginia, but the memory of the old 13th could be well
        > represented in such an endeavor.
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      • JeffB
        I definitely feel the same especially when I continue to see these historic places fall to developers or neglect because the state or any private ownership
        Message 3 of 5 , Jun 13, 2013
          I definitely feel the same especially when I continue to see these historic places fall to developers or neglect because the state or any private ownership cannot afford to keep them..When I see what Rockefeller did for Colonial Williamsburg  I am saddened that that there are no other millionares,or now-a-days,billionares, that couldn't devote some of their wealth to keep our history preserved.Shows me they just don't care about our,and their,heritage.Sad..


          From: "Bradley" <bforbush@...>
          To: 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:04:08 PM
          Subject: [13thmassgroup] Fitzhugh House, VA

           

          John Hennessy's current blog post is about the Fitzhugh House. He also pays our website a nice compliment.

          http://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/

          If there is a focal point for the 13th Mass in VA, this is it. This house was a field hospital (with Dr. Whitney in charge) in 1863. Whitney's tent was pitched right in front of the house. John S. Fay was wounded and operated in the house, here, and every man and officer of the regiment visited him while they were camped near by.

          Sadly the property is in jeopardy. Read the post.

          I wish those with an interest in the regiment could purchase the home and out buildings, (sans the surrounding acreage) and restore the place, and open it to the public. The house of course has a long standing deep history for Virginia, but the memory of the old 13th could be well represented in such an endeavor.

          I have no idea what this would cost but...

          Does anyone feel the same ?
          Cheers
          Brad

        • JeffB
          ... From: JeffB To: 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:38:03 PM Subject: Re: [13thmassgroup] Fitzhugh House,
          Message 4 of 5 , Jun 13, 2013



            From: "JeffB" <jeffra@...>
            To: 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:38:03 PM
            Subject: Re: [13thmassgroup] Fitzhugh House, VA

             

            I definitely feel the same especially when I continue to see these historic places fall to developers or neglect because the state or any private ownership cannot afford to keep them..When I see what Rockefeller did for Colonial Williamsburg  I am saddened that that there are no other millionares,or now-a-days,billionares, that couldn't devote some of their wealth to keep our history preserved.Shows me they just don't care about our,and their,heritage.Sad..


            From: "Bradley" <bforbush@...>
            To: 13thmassgroup@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:04:08 PM
            Subject: [13thmassgroup] Fitzhugh House, VA

             

            John Hennessy's current blog post is about the Fitzhugh House. He also pays our website a nice compliment.

            http://npsfrsp.wordpress.com/

            If there is a focal point for the 13th Mass in VA, this is it. This house was a field hospital (with Dr. Whitney in charge) in 1863. Whitney's tent was pitched right in front of the house. John S. Fay was wounded and operated in the house, here, and every man and officer of the regiment visited him while they were camped near by.

            Sadly the property is in jeopardy. Read the post.

            I wish those with an interest in the regiment could purchase the home and out buildings, (sans the surrounding acreage) and restore the place, and open it to the public. The house of course has a long standing deep history for Virginia, but the memory of the old 13th could be well represented in such an endeavor.

            I have no idea what this would cost but...

            Does anyone feel the same ?
            Cheers
            Brad

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