Trace Adkins Asks Congress to Preserve Civil War Battlefields

Trace Adkins asked Congress to preserve notable Civil War battlefields during testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Thursday (April 14) in Washington, D.C. “American battlefields serve as monuments to what can happen when political wisdom fails and our differences are allowed to escalate beyond reason,” he stated, summarizing his testimony. Adkins and Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer were invited to testify about the importance of the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program, a public-private partnership and matching grants program responsible for the permanent protection of more than 16,500 acres of battlefield land. This month marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.