A note on "easement." CWPT uses easement to refer to land agreements that restrict future use; it does not refer to easement as right of way or someone's use of anothers' property. Easement in the common meaning of public pathways, etc., does not apply in these battlefield land deals and therefore it makes this a misleading synonym for restrictive covenants, for in no case is the public getting use of private property battlefield land. The term "easement" is widely used within land preservation organizations for these types of agreements, which may be one reason why Maryland-based CWPT uses such language.

This battlefield preservation thread will continue through the weekend, on days this blog is not normally published. My analysis of CWPT's endangered battlefield list, promised for today, will go up then.