Civil War battlefields getting a Saturday cleanup
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers for its annual hands-on preservation event Saturday.
The trust is looking for history buffs and preservationists to help remove trash from Civil War battlefields and other cleanup activities at parks, shrines and cemeteries. In exchange, volunteers will receive T-shirts or patches and get a history lesson in the process.
Started in 1996, the spring cleaning called Park Day has grown to more than 100 sites in 24 states. The West Virginia sites are the Rich Mountain Battlefield, in Beverly, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.