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2013-02-08 12:22:53

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 16, 1861 at 4:30 a.m., a 10-inch Tredegar mortar was fired upon Fort Sumter. From that day on, Tredegar Iron Works became known as the "Ironmaker to the Confederacy" supplying over half of all munitions and cannon used for its war effort. By the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee was mobilizing his army for assaults on northern soil. Under Joseph Reid Anderson's direction, Tredegar Iron Works was able to recycle old cannon...

2012-11-15 12:26:11

MECHANICSVILLE, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 19, 2012, officials from the Civil War Trust, National Park Service and the Commonwealth of Virginia will gather on the Gaines' Mill Battlefield to celebrate the completion of the largest ever preservation project related to the Battle of Gaines' Mill. Thanks to a major grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia, this public-private partnership will preserve 285 acres associated with the bloodiest of the Seven...

2012-02-28 08:14:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX - will air a special encore presentation of FIELDS OF VALOR: THE CIVIL WAR, the world's first native 3D war documentary, Saturday, March 24 (8PM ET/PT), it was announced today by Tom Cosgrove, President & CEO of 3net. The 3net original project - which, along with Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo,' collected the best television entertainment programming and best live action 3D...

2011-07-25 16:48:00

PRINCE WILLIAM & MANASSAS, Va., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the same adverse conditions faced by the green Confederate and Federal recruits who fought the first major battle of the American Civil War on July 21, 1861, more than 25,000 participants from the U.S. and around the world chose to brave the extreme heat to experience the impact of the battle. An atypical "heat dome" across the eastern section of the U.S. caused the temperature to exceed 105 degrees on...

2011-07-14 14:30:00

MANASSAS, Va., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Service will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Battle of First Manassas with events at the park from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2011. The four-day observance of the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas begins with a commemorative ceremony at the Henry Hill Visitor Center on Thursday, July 21 at 9:15 a.m. This program, sponsored by the National Park Service and the Virginia...

2011-03-09 08:00:00

WOODBRIDGE, Va., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Potomac Nationals will commemorate local history with their first-ever History of Baseball Night, July 2nd at Pfitzner Stadium. In partnership with the Prince William & Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau the P-Nats will turn back the clock and remember a time when the area surrounding their ballpark was the crossroads of American history. The evening will serve to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the impact...

2010-09-22 07:06:00

SPRING HILL, Tenn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 24, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander will join the national Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) to announce a fundraising campaign to save a key portion of the Spring Hill Battlefield. The news conference will be held at historic Rippavilla Plantation, near an 84-acre property that CWPT has entered into an agreement to acquire from General Motors, LLC. Joining Senator Alexander at the news conference will be CWPT...

2010-09-14 10:31:00

MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a press conference today on the steps of the Old Manassas Courthouse, site of the Peace Jubilee on July 21, 1911, the vice-president of marketing of the American Bus Association, Eron Shosteck, announced that the 150th Commemoration of the Civil War's First Battle of Manassas earned top honors among the ABA's Top 100 events in North America. The Top 100 list is chosen from among more than 600 events nominated by tourism officials,...

2010-05-27 11:38:00

PERRYVILLE, Ky., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony marking the transfer of 54 acres of the Perryville Battlefield from the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The land will become part of Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. In addition to Secretary, speakers will include CWPT chairman John L. Nau, III, and CWPT president James Lighthizer, as...

2009-11-30 15:55:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG) announced that John D. Gottwald plans to retire as Tredegar's president and chief executive officer. Mr. Gottwald, 55, joined Tredegar in 1989 and served as president and chief executive officer from 1989 to 2001 and from 2006 to the present. He will continue to serve as a member of Tredegar's board of directors and its executive committee. Tredegar's board of directors has appointed Nancy M. Taylor to...