Tuesday, 3 January 2017
We've Reached Our Initial Goal!
Last month, the Civil War Trust announced its effort to save 15 vital acres at the Princeton battlefield in New Jersey. This is no easy task. The purchase price for this site land over which George Washington led the charge that broke the British line and gave the American cause a crucial morale boost is $4 million. If we want to protect this property, we surely have our work cut out for us.
Thankfully, a trio of generous donors pledged to match your contributions to our Princeton effort at a rate of $3-to-$1. If we could successfully raise $100,000, that number would be tripled, giving us a significant boost as we save some of the most historically significant land the Civil War Trust has ever attempted to preserve.
Today, on the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton, I am happy to announce we have met this first $100,000 goal. Thanks to your efforts, we have taken a major step in our march to save a key piece of American history. There is still much to be done, but with your help, we have gotten off to a great start. I cannot thank you enough.
The Civil War Trust