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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Save 200+ Acres at Kettle Creek, Hanging Rock & Eutaw Springs

Save 200+ Acres at Kettle Creek, Hanging Rock & Eutaw Springs

Today, I am writing to alert you to some 209 acres of important battlefield land from the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Land from 3 remarkable battles Kettle Creek, Hanging Rock and Eutaw Springs can now be saved and preserved forever with your help.

In the Spring of 1781, American General Nathanael Greene called the Southern colonies “one continuous scene of blood and slaughter.” Since 1778, when the British had sent troops to key ports in Georgia and South Carolina, Patriot forces had fought the British and their partisan allies at places like Hanging Rock and Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, and Kettle Creek in Georgia. Though the Americans did not always prevail, they remained determined. “We fight,” Greene wrote, “get beat, rise, and fight again.”

Thanks to the support of Trust members like you, we have already helped to save more than 1,000 acres at battlefields from this overlooked but crucial period in American history. The latest opportunity to save 209 acres at these three battlefields from the Southern Campaign is one of our greatest to date in our drive to identify and preserve key battlefield land!

The Civil War Trust