Saturday, May 23, 2015

Campaign 1776 e-Dispatch: May 2015

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Welcome to the Campaign 1776 e-Dispatch
Dear Friend of Preservation,
Just six months into the Civil War Trust's new Campaign 1776 initiative, we already have several notable accomplishments under our belt. The most important of these is the enthusiastic reception our entry into Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefield protection has received from thousands of patriotic preservation advocates such as you. We cannot thank you enough!
As noted in our last e-dispatch, thanks to your generosity, we were able to meet our fundraising goal for preservation of 4.6 acres of hallowed ground at Princeton – and look forward to working with the State of New Jersey and the Princeton Battlefield Society to restore this critical property to its wartime appearance.
In addition, working with Congress and members of the Virginia General Assembly, we were able to get landmark legislation passed to make federal and Virginia matching grants available for the preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields. Enactment of these bills will pay enormous dividends in the future, enabling us to leverage your donations with government grants – giving us a much bigger bang for each preservation buck!
Further, sometimes publicly but more often behind the scenes, we have been meeting with long-time champions of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 history and preservation, making critical connections and identifying endangered battlefield sites. We want to thank groups like the Society of the Cincinnati, America's History, LLC, Friends of Minute Man National Park, Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, Guilford Court House National Military Park, the Museum of the American Revolution, Crossroads of the American Revolution, and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve for providing invaluable information about these two conflicts.
Again, thank you for your support of Campaign 1776. We will continue to identify and explore future preservation opportunities, spread the word about this national initiative, and strive to protect these living memorials to our nation's founding era.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

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Bunker Hill
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