Save Cross Keys and Tom's Brook
Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust announced a new campaign to save 244 acres of the Cross Keys and Tom's Brook battlefields in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Together we can save the very ground where 5,000 Confederate soldiers held off 10,500 Union troops under General John C. Fremont in June of 1862. And at Tom's Brook we can save land where West Point friends and battlefield rivals Tom Rosser and George Custer fought.
From Our President
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
The Cross Keys Battlefield has always had a special place in my heart. The 51-acre "Widow Pence Farm" tract was the very first battlefield property that the Trust purchased after I became president. Now, twelve years later, we have another excellent opportunity to preserve even more at Cross Keys. Coupled with our new efforts at Tom's Brook I hope that, like me, you will be motivated to take full advantage of the chance to buy 244 acres for just 1.8 cents per square foot.
Earlier this month, we concluded a great event in the Shepherdstown and Antietam region. It was great seeing so many of our Color Bearers at the 2012 Weekend event. And as I look at my calendar, I can see that our 2012 Park Day and Annual Conference in Richmond are coming soon. Both are great opportunities to support our mission and to learn more about our history. Join us!
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
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