"History Under Siege" due today

Civil War Preservation Trust will release its endangered battlefields report today, "History Under Siege." If the report appears on CWPT's website or if the press conference is reported later today, I'll post comment then.

Generally, these reports lack any discernible methodology for classifying "danger." According to this preview news item, CWPT will place the entire Virginia County of Spotsylvania on its list of most endangered sites.

I hope this is false. It would be an enormously counterproductive stunt. One history-loving Virginian building his home near mine told me that he feared these people, whom he characterized as irresponsible and willing to stop any development anywhere on the slightest ACW connection.

If Spotsylvania County is named as a single Civil War site, expect a public backlash, maybe a dramatic one.