Friday, 23 December 2016
Update on Princeton, Learn with a Scholar, and Valley Forge In4!
I have extraordinary news to share. The work you and I have been doing in Princeton for the last two years to save the ground where George Washington personally charged to victory at the Battle of Princeton has paid off. This time last year, the land was being cleared in preparation for a housing development. But, thanks to the support of concerned citizens and Trust members like you, the Civil War Trust and the Institute for Advanced Study a private academic institution have reached an agreement to preserve 15 acres of the Princeton battlefield.
Battlefield land at Princeton is nearly unmatched in its historic significance; the victory concluded an audacious 10-day campaign that began with Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776. The decisive battle revitalized the cause of American independence, and now, I must ask for your help to ensure this critical hallowed ground is never again threatened by development. Three generous donors have pledged to match donations through the end of the year $3-to-$1, tripling your giving power for a potential total of $300,000.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to triple your contribution to save the Princeton battlefield, and join us in protecting one of the most historically important parcels of land we have ever saved.
Valley Forge In4
This week in 1777, George Washington encamped for the winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. By the spring of 1778, disease and starvation had killed thousands of soldiers.
Interview with a Washington Scholar
Jack D. Warren is executive director of The Society of the Cincinnati, an organization composed of descendants of George Washington’s officer corps. He spoke with the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star about the Battle of Princeton.
The Civil War Trust