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4 May 2019

Save Hallowed Ground at Four Civil War Battlefields

Save Hallowed Ground at Four Civil War Battlefields

I don't know if you prefer studying or visiting the battlefields in the East or the West — but today, we've got you covered either way.

In the East, Reams Station and The Breakthrough at Petersburg, Virginia. In the West, Champion Hill in Mississippi and Jackson (or Salem Cemetery) in Tennessee.

These 226 acres span four Civil War battlefields and are valued at $1,350,000 total. Fortunately, thanks to some amazing matching opportunities, we can save them all for $180,500, a $7.48-to-$1 multiplier of your generosity.

That's the good news. The bad news is that each of these projects has a different closing date between now and the end of 2019, with the first of those dates only two months away — so we need to move quickly to save these properties.

You can visit our website to learn the history of these four properties but allow me to whet your appetite with a few recurring themes. Supply lines. Devastatingly effective sieges. Triumph in the face of incredible odds. And Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

These four tracts offer a powerful illustration of why the work we do is so important. Scattered across three states, relevant to battles in different campaigns across three long years, one could be forgiven for thinking them basically unrelated. And yet these four tracts are profoundly linked by the larger story of the greatest conflict our young nation has endured.

Please take a moment today to read more about these 226 acres, then make your most generous gift to preserve this precious chapter of America's past for future generations to learn from and appreciate.

In addition to the story of how these four tracts fit into the bigger picture of the Civil War, our website also offers more maps, photos, and articles. Please visit now to learn more and securely make your gift online!

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