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
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
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