Cedar Mountain & Second Manassas
The Civil War Trust is proud to announce two great preservation campaigns tied to the 1862 battles of Cedar Mountain and Second Manassas. Now is our chance to save 13 historic acres at these two battlefields on their 150th anniversary. See how you can help save this hallowed ground.
From Our President
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
150 years ago this month the course of the American Civil War in the East rapidly and radically changed to favor the South. After driving George McClellan away from Richmond, Robert E. Lee sent his army north to attack John Pope's new Army of Virginia at Cedar Mountain and Second Manassas. The Confederate victories at these battlefields emboldened Lee to undertake the fateful 1862 Maryland Campaign.
Now we have the chance to save some great battlefield tracts associated with these two pivotal battles. I do hope that you'll check out these two new preservation campaigns. Your gracious donations will help us to further preserve these battlefields on their 150th anniversaries.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
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