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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Honoring Color Bearers at Pensacola


Last week, Color Bearer Members from across the country gathered in Pensacola for our annual Thank You Weekend. They were invited to join exclusive tours, listen to keynote speakers, and participate in history discussions. With battles from four different wars taking place in and around the area, Pensacola is rich with U.S. military history and served a terrific setting for the weekend.

Color Bearers received an exclusive tour at the National Naval Aviation Museum, as well as Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens  two of the four forts that guarded Pensacola at the outbreak of the Civil War. Color Bearers walked the well-preserved grounds and learned the story of local Confederates who attempted to take the fort on the evening of October 9, 1861, but were defeated at the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. You can view the photos from the event here.

This Thank You Celebration in Pensacola was a chance for Color Bearer members to catch up with long-time friends and meet new people who share a passion for preservation. Color Bearers serve as the vanguard of the battlefield preservation movement and do exceptional work to save our sacred spaces. If you are not already a Color Bearer but would like to participate in future events like this, please consider joining.

Three Virginia Stations

Our effort to save 480 acres includes the first land ever preserved on the Union side of the battle line at Bristoe Station, land over which General George Custer charged at Trevilian Station, and a key tract that connects several parcels we have saved at Reams Station.

Virginia in the Civil War

Virginia held nearly half of all battles in the Civil War and produced some of the great generals, including Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, and Joseph Johnston. But not every general from Virginia was a Confederate! Learn about the rich Civil War history of Virginia.

Give Stock, Save Battlefields

Donating stock and appreciated securities is one of the easiest and most tax-efficient methods of charitable giving. You can receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the shares you give to the Trust and usually avoid all or part of any capital gains tax. Learn More »

National Teacher Institute

Calling all K12 educators! Enrich your Civil War instruction by registering for our annual National Teacher Institute, July 13-16 in Memphis. Tour with historians, engage in workshops, and discover a community of passionate, like-minded educators. Register Today

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