Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Preservation Victory in Mississippi
I have wonderful news to share. Last fall, we called on our members to help preserve 319 acres at Champion Hill battlefield, the site of the largest, bloodiest, and most consequential action of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. The 1863 Union victory at Champion Hill, Mississippi was instrumental in forcing the Confederate Army into a doomed position inside the entrenched fortress of Vicksburg.
Thanks to the loyalty and commitment of members like you and generous support for the HTR Foundation and the National Park Foundation we can now celebrate victory on this crucial land! Together, we have saved 795 acres at Champion Hill, and nearly 1,600 acres at the battlefields of Grant’s operations against Vicksburg.
Your dedication has been critical in the fight to save our nation’s hallowed ground, and I am honored to celebrate this important achievement with you.
The Civil War Trust