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5 Apr 2019

Save 73 Acres at Shiloh and South Mountain (and Get a New Book About Shiloh for Your Trouble!)

Save 73 Acres at Shiloh and South Mountain (and Get a New Book About Shiloh for Your Trouble!)

At the Trust, we work hard to make sure that every dollar you entrust to our cause goes as far as it possibly can. Sometimes, we have exceptional opportunities to do that. Today I'm writing to you about one of those exceptional opportunities. You see, if we can raise just $103,000 in the next 45 days, we can build on past successes at the Shiloh battlefield in Tennessee and the South Mountain battlefield in Maryland to save 73 additional key acres of endangered hallowed ground.

Of course, this is not the actual cost of the land we're trying to save. In fact, if we had to pay its full value of $709,500, we'd have no choice but to walk away. Fortunately, thanks to generous homeowner donations and matching grants, every dollar we raise from supporters like you will be amplified to $6.89.

Would you come away from Shiloh with the same appreciation for that battle if there was a housing development between the Hornet's Nest and Pittsburg Landing? How about if there was a complex of self-storage units marring South Mountain? These two 1862 battles helped shape the outcome of the Civil War and, in turn, the fate of our great nation. You can preserve this land today so that future generations can walk in the footsteps of soldiers and learn about the important events that happened on these hallowed acres so many years ago.

I hope you'll take a moment today to visit our website and learn more about the land we aim to preserve and its incredible historic significance. If you're as moved as I am by this opportunity, please make the most generous contribution you can muster to save this critical battleground.

Thank you for your continued dedication to preserving American history for future generations.

When you give $62 or more to save these 73 critical acres, we will send you a newly released book from the "Emerging Civil War" series, Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh April 6-7, 1862. Through an arrangement with the publisher, I can offer you a Special Preservation Edition of this brand new book, complete with a numbered bookplate signed by author (and Trust member) Greg Mertz. Please consider giving today.

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