Thursday, 15 March 2018

Saved: 180 Acres at Kettle Creek

Saved: 180 Acres at Kettle Creek

Last month, we were joined at the Kettle Creek Battlefield, Georgia, by U.S. Representative Jody Hice, legendary University of Georgia football icon Coach Vince Dooley and the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association to announce the successful acquisition of 180 acres of sacred battlefield land.

Our announcement at Kettle Creek, like every victory we achieve, was due largely to the support of dedicated preservationists like you. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, this newly preserved site will be interpreted and made fully open to the public so current and future generations can gain a better understanding of the sacrifice and struggle made here to ensure that the United States could ultimately become the nation it is today.

Check out our video to see highlights from the event:

This acquisition part of our ongoing effort to preserve and protect battlefield lands associated with the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 through our Campaign 1776 initiative allows us to triple the size of a battlefield park that marks a crucial but often-overlooked Revolutionary War battle.

It was there in 1779 that Patriot forces under Colonel Andrew Pickens launched a surprise attack on a larger Tory force led by Colonel John Boyd. In roughly four hours of fighting, Pickens not only defeated the Tories, he essentially eliminated Boyd’s unit as an organized force.

See highlights from the news conference.

Save Camden 

You can help double the Southern Campaign battlefield land we’ve saved together. We are currently trying to save 278 acres over which some of America’s first citizen soldiers fought and died on August 16, 1780.

Women's History Month on Social Media

Throughout March, we are sharing stories of women and their contribution to American history on social media. Like us on Facebook to get a daily dose of history.

The Founding Documents: In4

The United States is the oldest democratic republic in the world today. And that didn’t happen by accident. In this new In4, Jim Lighthizer discusses The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and how the Civil War helped to solidify them both.

Revolutionary War Animated Map

The fight for American independence was long and hard. Learn the full story of this desperate struggle for freedom by checking out our Animated Map.

Save the Date: Park Day

Mark your calendar for April 7, 2018! Park Day is our annual hands-on preservation event to help battlefields and other historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail buildings.

The Civil War Trust