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Welcome to the first installment of the American Battlefield Trust’s Nature of History! We’ll be highlighting all the environmental benefits of historic battlefield preservation. We hope you’ll enjoy the beauty of nature as it exists on our nation's most hallowed battlegrounds.
At the Camden battlefield — site of a criticial battle of the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution — preservation efforts not only include traditional battlefield restoration and interpretation program, but also efforts include two additional elements: natural resources and recreation.
A battlefield can be many things — solemn memorial, outdoor classroom, heritage tourism destination. It can also be a thing of great beauty, a haven for native species and a case study in environmental conservation.
In less three decades, community support and strategic partnerships have transformed a local commemorative park into a battlefield destination worthy of national recognition — a fitting tribute to the men who fell in the war’s first significant Union victory. This article first appeared in Hallowed Ground magazine's Winter 2018 issue.
Historical article on the natural fortifications of the Devil's Den and related areas on the Gettysburg battlefield.