The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) unveiled its annual report on the status of the nation's historic battlegrounds:
(detail at: http://www.civilwar.org/PressRelease...lngPressID=114)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - threatened by a proposal to build a massive, 3,000-slot gaming facility.
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia - threatened by the proposed widening of I-81
Glorieta Pass, New Mexico - safety concerns about heavy traffic along State Route 50, which runs through the heart of the battlefield, keeps much of the site closed to visitors, who can only view it out their car windows.
Chattahoochee River Line, Georgia - immense suburban development has devastated the site, and most of the River Line's features have been destroyed by property owners who feared that historic details would impede development plans.
Circle Forts, Washington, D.C. - Today, the ring of fortifications has largely been absorbed by growing neighborhoods, and, although each fort has faced a different fate, none are preserved as thoroughly as their rich heritage deserves.
Fort Morgan, Alabama - fallen into significant disrepair. Portions of the property are closed to the public due to safety concerns and the site's future management is uncertain.
Glendale, Virginia - construction has begun on three housing projects in the area immediately surrounding the battlefield, with three more in the planning stages.
New Orleans Forts, Louisiana - immense damage caused by Hurricane Katrina has compromised the structural integrity of these sites to the point that it is entirely uncertain when some will be safe for the public.
Raymond, Mississippi - Development pressure along State Highway 18, which connects the battlefield to the nearby Jackson suburbs, remains the principal threat to the battlefield
Wilderness, Virginia - proposed home construction, which threaten areas of the battlefield not protected by the Park Service.