Save 120 Acres at Petersburg
148 years ago, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee faced off against one another in the Petersburg Campaign, the longest and bloodiest siege in American history. Now, you can join the Civil War Trust in its new effort to save 120 acres at Petersburg — battlefield land that witnesses five separate battles. Learn more about this great preservation opportunity.
From Our President
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since a group of historians and concerned citizens banded together to form the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites. The APCWS was the first private, national group to stand tall against the wanton destruction of Civil War battlefields and formed the nucleus of what would become the Civil War Trust. I hope you'll take some time to read the great history article on our birth, featured below.
And I do hope that you will help us save 120 acres of the Petersburg battlefield. We have a truly remarkable opportunity to save one of the largest and most important parcels left to preserve.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
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