Trace Adkins paid a visit to Capitol Hill recently to urge preservation of Civil War battlefields.  

The cause is near and dear to his heart: Adkins' great-great grandfather, Henry T. Morgan, served in the Civil War.

Adkins testified before a House subcommittee on the importance of protecting Civil War battlefields.

 He says, "American battlefields serve as monuments to what can happen when political wisdom fails and our differences are allowed to escalate beyond reason."

Source AP