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Monday, 23 October 2017

Save 1,053 Acres at Seven Battlefields

Save 1,053 Acres at Seven Battlefields

I am in awe of the sheer magnitude of what you and I have accomplished. What began in 1987 as a handful of concerned citizens and historians has blossomed into a nationwide movement to save America’s hallowed ground with tens of thousands of supporters represented in every state. Together, we have saved more than 47,000 acres at 120 battlefields in 24 states. That’s a tremendous achievement and one for which you have my gratitude.

The widespread appeal of our mission seems to make sense.  After all, the Civil War touched every American in some way.  More Americans fought and died in the Civil War than in any previous American conflict.  It was waged in nearly every corner of the United States, with military action not only in the heart of the South, but in places as distant as Vermont and Arizona, and many points in between.

At the Trust, we have worked hard to ensure that our work matches the scope of America’s defining conflict and thanks to members like you we have been hugely successful, leaving a remarkable legacy for future generations of Americans.

Now, you and I have the chance to add to that record by saving 1,053 acres of hallowed ground in four states, at seven battlefields: Brice’s Cross Roads, Cedar Creek, Champion Hill, Corinth, Monocacy, Prairie D’Ane, and Second Deep Bottom. Many of these tracts are adjacent either to ground we have previously saved or to national park properties, adding to the total of battlefield land we have preserved across the country.

More importantly, this is truly historic acreage, the scenes of intense fighting where more than 32,000 Americans were killed, wounded or captured. Very rarely do you and I get an opportunity to save so much hallowed ground in one fell swoop. 

Help us preserve the memory of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who fought at these places by donating to Save Seven Battlefields.

Thanks to a $14-to-$1 match, we can save more than $4.1 million worth of land for $291,500.  Donate now to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

The Civil War Trust