Civil War Trust

  • Limited Time Opportunity

    Take Our $12,500 Matching Challenge!

    Act now to save hallowed ground located at the heart of the Cedar Creek battlefield — your donation will be automatically matched to double your impact thru December 1st!

  • 2016 Calendar

    Get your stunning calendar—featuring a Civil War fact for each day of the year and beautiful photos from our annual photo contest—for just $12.95.

  • Generations

    Introducing the Civil War Trust's new program to bring the past alive and families together through special events and tools to share history.

  • Save 10 Battlefields

    Make an enormous impact — Help save 1,180 acres at ten battlefields across seven states, from the outskirts of Richmond to near the Rocky Mountains!

  • Experience the Entire Civil War

    Animated Map

    From the first shot to final surrender, watch our newest animated map that covers the entire conflict in less than 30 minutes.

Thanksgiving History


In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving day as a formal and regular holiday, “in the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity.”

Read Lincoln's Proclamation »

Message From Jim Lighthizer

Year End Video

2015 has been a remarkable year, so far. Please take a moment to watch this video and celebrate our great work together this year.

Watch Video »

From the Front Lines


CFC Campaign


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Rev War & War of 1812

Help save the battlefields where America was forged with Campaign 1776, a project of the Civil War Trust.
Learn about Campaign 1776 »

Hallowed Ground Magazine Online

Each issue of our award-winning magazine is packed with Civil War history from the finest authors and information on Civil War Trust activities. View the Magazine »

Visit a Civil War Site Near You

Treat your family to an educational adventure by touring Civil War battlefields. Visit Civil War Discovery Trail for trip planning, tour maps,
and more. More »

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