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Preservation News - January 2014

Preservation News - January 2014

Save 1,573 Acres at 8 Battlefields

As 2013 comes to a close, the Civil War Trust continues our campaign to save 1,573 acres at eight battlefields in three different states: Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. These are battles in the east and west, in every year of the war, fought by men under the command of Lee, Sherman, Early, Longstreet, Hancock... the list goes on.

From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo
January 2014
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
Here's to a new year! Thanks to the generous contributions and unwavering support and dedication of each and every one of you, 2013 was a remarkable year for our organization, along with the battlefield preservation movement in general. As our country commemorated the sesquicentennials of some of the Civil War's most significant battles, including Gettysburg and Chickamauga, the Trust worked to save several sites on these unforgettable battlefields. Thanks to your help, in 2013 we preserved 2,738 acres at 30 individual battlefields in 10 states! That's a combined total of more than 36,500 acres of battlefield land we've saved in a quarter of a century. Now that's progress.
But, as always, our work isn't complete. We still have seemingly countless acres of land to protect at battlefields across the country, including our campaign to save 1,573 acres at eight battlefields in three different states. It's very rare that we have a chance to save so much important land in so many different places, all in one fell swoop, and I can take every $1.00 you send today and turn it into $30.53! That is powerful! And so are these battlefields, including Bentonville, Second Manassas, Cool Spring and Kelly's Ford the final fight for the "Gallant" John Pelham.

Friends, let me reassure you we're on the right track, but with your help, we can count these acres among the more than 36,500 already saved as a testament to those who fought and fell there.

Help Save 8 Battlefields! »
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

Saving the Gateway to Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry The Civil War Trust and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) announced a successful public-private partnership to preserve the western gateway of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The crucial four acres preserved played a pivotal role in in the September 1862 siege of Harpers Ferry.

Give With Confidence to the Trust

Charity Navigator As the year comes to a close, give with confidence to the Civil War Trust. Two of the nation's leading charity evaluators and watchdogs, Charity Navigator and GreatNonprofits, recently commended the Trust for its sound fiscal management and commitment to top-notch donor relations.

Lee and Grant In4 Videos

In4 Videos Have eight minutes to spare? Learn more about two of the most recognizable figures of the Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The two newest installments of the Trust's Civil War In4 video series feature descriptions of the lives and accomplishments of these Civil War icons.

Visit the Civil War Discovery Trail

Civil War Discovery Trail Visit the online home for Civil War exploration and adventure, the Civil War Discovery Trail. Learn about more than 600 historic sites associated with the Civil War on this recently updated and optimized website. The website now includes an interactive map, stunning photographs and much more.

Give a History Tribute

Tribute Would you like to make a gift in memory of someone who loved the Civil War? Or do you have someone special in your life who enjoys history whom you would like to honor? You can now make a donation to the Civil War Trust in memory or in honor of someone special. Your gift goes towards saving hallowed ground and promoting Civil War education.

January Civil War Battles

January 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 January. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

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