Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report
on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields

Prepared for the

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives
The Secretary of the Interior

By the Staff of the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission
c/o National Park Service
P.O. Box 37127
Washington, DC 20013-7127


Table of Contents

Executive Summary



Why Save Civil War Sites?

Which are the Nation's Principal Civil War Battlefields?

How are Civil War Battlefields Protected Now? How can Battlefields be Better Protected? Recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of the Interior Tables:  
". . . generations that we know not, heart-drawn
to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them,
shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream . . ."
From the Address of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain at the Dedication of the Maine Monuments,
Battlefield of Gettysburg, October 3, 1889, Lakeside Press, Portland, Maine, 1898.

See also the CWSAC's Technical Volume II: Battle Summaries

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Last Update 12/8/97 by TGossett