I am writing you today to ask for your support. Last year, we announced a new $3.2m campaign to save 285 magnificent acres of the Gaines' Mill battlefield. The good news is that we have now raised almost $3,ooo,ooo to pay for this tract. The challenge we face is that we still need $150,000 more — and we need to raise that amount by September 4 or we risk losing this hallowed ground. Please join us in saving this must–have tract.—Jim Lighthizer, President, Civil War Trust
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Gaines' Mill Battlefield
See our Gaines' Mill TractSee our new Gaines' Mill photos, battle maps, and satellite view of the 285 acres we are working to save. See how this historic tract would more than quadruple the amount of battlefield land saved at Gaines' Mill.
Gaines' Mill Perspective
Greatest Charges of the Civil WarMost Civil War buffs know a great deal about Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, but did you know that the evening assault ordered by Robert E. Lee at Gaines' Mill was the largest charge of the American Civil War? Learn more about the great charges of the Civil War.
Learn More About the Battle
10 Facts about Gaines' MillWhat was Robert E. Lee's first battlefield victory of the Civil War? Gaines' Mill. Learn more about the remarkable history and importance of the Battle of Gaines' Mill in our 10 Facts feature.
Interview with Bobby Krick
Gaines' Mill: Then & NowHistorian Bobby Krick talks about the historical importance of the Battle of Gaines' Mill to the 1862 Seven Days Campaign and the Civil War at large. Learn more about the preservation opportunities and challenges facing this great Civil War battlefield.
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