From the Tuesday 27 April edition of the Daily Corinthian
TOP STORY: Siege and Battle recognized for “its outstanding commitment to preserving and promoting America 's Civil War heritage.”
Local group gets national recognition
Development of local historic sites has earned the Siege & Battle of Corinth Commission the Civil War Discovery Trail Site of the Year Award.
The honor was bestowed Saturday in Nashville , Tenn. , by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), the nation's largest battlefield preservation organization, which also gave awards such as preservationist of the year, National Park Service person of the year and others. The organization recognized Siege and Battle for “its outstanding commitment to preserving and promoting America 's Civil War heritage.”
Siege and Battle Chair Rosemary Williams said the honor encompasses the entire Civil War heritage preservation project locally. The Civil War Discovery Trail links nearly 600 sites in 32 states that teach the story of the Civil War.
Among them are battlefields, historic homes, cemeteries, parks and other places that bring history to life. The sites are chosen for historical significance and educational opportunities.
“We were very fortunate to get this award,” said Williams. “They have been such a wonderful group to work with.”
The CWPT has assisted Siege and Battle with land acquisitions and other efforts.