Monday, December 31, 2012

Preservation News December 2012

Fredericksburg 360

Check out the Civil War Trust's newest battlefield 360 display. Fredericksburg 360 will allow you to explore the battlefield via six huge interactive panoramic images. Click on points of interest to access videos and additional content. Travel from panorama to panorama. We hope this becomes the second best way to visit the battlefield.

From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo
December 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
As we approach the closing of 2012, I am hopeful that you will consider supporting our new campaign to save 1,424 acres at 5 great Civil War battlefields. The cost? Well, this highly developable land retails for more than $7.6m, but a set of generous matching grants means that we can save all of this historic land for only $69,932 - that's a $109 to $1 match for your donation. How about that!?
I do hope that you'll have the chance to click on our 2012 Year in Review video link below. Like me I hope you will be proud of all that we've accomplished this year. With your help we've saved some remarkable tracts of battlefield ground. Your support of this organization continues to astound me. Thank you.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

Let's Save 1,424 Acres

Let's Save 1,424 Acres The Civil War Trust has an amazing opportunity to take advantage of a $109-to-$1 match and save 1,424 acres of battlefield land at the Wilderness/Chancellorsville, Wilson's Creek, Bentonville, South Mountain, and Cool Springs.

Video: 2012 in Review

Video Watch this video highlighting the Civil War Trust's outstanding year of accomplishments in 2012.

Updated Stones River Page

Stones River Page With the 150th anniversary of the battle just days away, the Civil War Trust has updated and expanded its Stones River page. Learn more about this important battle in Tennessee.

New Civil War Navy Page

Navy Page Learn more about the contribution that the Union and Confederate navies made during the Civil War. Our new Navy page has history articles, battle summaries, photo galleries, and more.

New Honors for the Trust

New Honors for the Trust The Civil War Trust recently earned a spot on the list of best-reviewed charities by and received a Better Business Bureau seal.

New Bull Run App for iPad

Bull Run for iPad Do you own an Apple iPad or iPad mini? If so check out our first Civil War Battle App built especially for these popular tablets. Our new Bull Run Battle App for iPad is the perfect app for the Civil War enthusiast.

Photos: Fredericksburg 150th

150 Events See photos from the Fredericksburg 150 re-enactment and 150th tours on the battlefield.

New Book: Freedom National

Freedom National Check out our interview with James Oakes, who just published a new book, "Freedom National," on the destruction of slavery in the United States.

Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships Help expand our ranks. Give the gift of history; give a Civil War Trust membership to a friend, family member, or colleague. Our online giving page allows you to send e-cards to your designated recipients.

CFC: Support the Trust

CFC Did you know that you can support the mission of the Trust by giving via the Combined Federal Campaign? Our number is 11785.

Civil War Trust – Amazon Bookstore

Bookstore Did you know that the Civil War Trust receives a small percentage of each sale from our Civil War Trust-Amazon bookstore? You get a great book at a low price and we get to save more battlefield land!

December Civil War Battles

December battles Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred in the month of December. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

Dispatches from the Front Lines

Civil War preservation news from around the country

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