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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Only $12,500 to go to Save Seven Battlefields

Only $12,500 to go to Save Seven Battlefields

I recently wrote to you ago about a special opportunity to save 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.

Our friends at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation recently pledged $30,000 toward protecting the tract at Cedar Creek, one of the most important battles of the entire Civil War. Thanks to their incredible generosity, we need only $12,500 to reach the finish line and save these seven sacred sites. Allies like SVBF make our important work possible, so I encourage you to join them and support the effort to protect these historic places.

Including the 8,500 casualties at Cedar Creek, more than 32,000 Americans were killed, wounded, or captured at these seven engagements.

This is truly hallowed ground, and if we don’t act, this land may be lost to development forever. We owe it to the men who struggled and sacrificed so much at these places that we prevent such a travesty from happening. We owe it to them that their memories be preserved.

What’s more, in honoring our nation’s past, you will also help protect its future, by ensuring that men and women for generations to come will be able to learn from some of the best outdoor classrooms in the world.

Help us save these seven battlefields!

The immense success the Civil War Trust has enjoyed over the last 30 years has been made possible in part because of wonderful partners such as the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. We have only $12,500 to go. Please considering joining them and supporting this effort!

The Civil War Trust