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There are 25 sites across the National Park Service that are classified as National Battlefields, National Battlefield Parks, National Military Parks and National Battlefield Sites.
The 1915 Regulations for the National Military Parks reinforced this purpose, stating that "in order to obtain practical benefits of great value to the country from the establishment of national military parks, said parks and their approaches are hereby declared to be national fields for military maneuvers for the Regular Army of the United States and the National Guard or Militia of the States.
Regulations for the National Military Parks and the Statues under which They Are Organized and Are Administered (Washington, D.
At this time the National Park Service assumed control of twelve national battlefields, eleven national military parks, two national parks, and three memorials.
3) Additionally, during an annual seminar at Gettysburg National Military Park focusing on the park's history, Park Ranger Karlton Smith presented "The Changing Faces of Gettysburg: The National Park Service at Gettysburg.
On February 11, 1895 Congress approved "An Act To Establish A National Military Park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" and the GBMA formally deeded its 522 acres to the U.
This is one of many national military parks that was created under the false assumption that the land would always be farmland and that we only needed to protect earthworks and parts that were monuments.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park lies in another recently suburbanized area near Washington, D.
In this respect the presence of the National Cemeteries either at the heart of or proximate to such National Military Parks as Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River and, of course, Gettysburg, has proved crucial to the manner in which such sites are preserved, presented and incorporated into the American historical narrative.
Coverage includes 13 national parks, several non-park parkways, and four national military parks.
In "an effort to limit controversy over the war," writes Smith, Congress in the 1890s created national military parks at Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Shiloh, and elsewhere.
Visiting Shiloh National Military Park last Fourth of July weekend, I was apprehensive about having to wade through crowds to see the Hornet's Nest, the Peach Orchard, the Sunken Road, and other highlights of the Tennessee battlefield.

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