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Monday, 26 December 2016

Closing Out 2016 - A Great Year

Closing Out 2016 - A Great Year

Since the founding of the Civil War Trust, we have relied on donors like you to create a legacy of preserved hallowed ground for future generations. Despite our long history as an organization, every year brings new challenges in preserving our historic lands. And every year, I am in awe of the commitment, hard work and fortitude of the people of this organization. I am deeply grateful to work with such outstanding individuals -- from the board to the staff to our steadfast members and supporters. Our success is entirely due to you.

In the past year alone, you have helped propel us to victory at 30 battlefields across 10 states. You helped to complete restoration at the site of General Lee’s headquarters at Gettysburg. You helped to save 70 acres at the 1862 Battle of Perryville in Kentucky, all but completing our work at that battlefield. And you helped raise your voices when the site of George Washington's famous charge at the Battle of Princeton was under an imminent threat of development.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video with Kirk Bradley, the chairman of our board of trustees, and myself reflecting on a spectacular 2016.

I think you'll agree when I say we can't stop our momentum now. There's still more to do before the year comes to a close. Please make a tax-deductible contribution before 2016 ends. Your gift will help save battlefield land at places Cedar Mountain and Gaines' Mill in Virginia; Barlow's Knoll at Gettysburg; Champion Hill in Mississippi; and on and on.

Only a few more days left to give a tax-deductible gift in 2016!

The Civil War Trust