Copyright 1997


Since 1997

Thank you for visiting our site.

This is to introduce the Civil War Artifact Preservation Association
under the direction of Clarence (Paul) Martz and John Barone.

This is a not-for-profit group whose mission is the recovery,
preservation, documentation and to make available for
public display historical artifacts found in local areas.

Artifacts are deteriorating rapidly in the ground and those as recently as the 
Civil War will be lost forever unless properly preserved for future generations.

Making these recovered artifacts available for display to educate 
everyone about our historical heritage is our ultimate goal.

We make available our artifacts to local schools 
so children can learn about the Civil War. 

We also work with state and local archaeologists to recover artifacts.

Rapid development and growth today has created an urgent need
to preserve our history by recovering the artifacts of our past 
and collecting data that will be useful in telling the history of each archaeology site.. 

It is our mission to bridge the gaps in current preservation efforts,
we go to great lengths to provide the most accurate history or documentation 
available for the items we examine.

Each artifact is numbered according to the location it was found
or from whom it was donated.

We believe historically significant artifacts should not be traded or sold
randomly without regard to their historic significance.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your 
interest in preserving our Civil War heritage.

If you have artifacts you would like to donate to us,
we would like to preserve them and we will display them
for future generations. 

If you have a site that is a potential area for artifact recovery and preservation,
we are looking for Union and Confederate camp sites.

Please contact us

Civil War Artifact Preservation Association

c/o Clarence Paul Martz
44 Morningstar Drive
Hedgesville, West Virginia 25427

(301) 302-9754

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Call Us Anytime

Copyright 1997

 "All artifacts recovered from private land with owner's permission."

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" Co-chairman Clarence Paul Martz gains much deserved recognition by being featured on a postcard available in the shops in Gettysburg and sent around the world by visitors to the battlefield!"