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Saving 538 Acres at Resaca and Dallas

The Civil War Trust just announced a new opportunity to save 538 acres at Resaca and Dallas, two crucial engagements of the Atlanta Campaign. This land represents not only a major preservation achievement in the state of Georgia, but it is also a milestone for the Trust as an organization: with this acquisition, we will have saved over 30,000 acres of hallowed ground.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

January 2011
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

It's a new year and the first year of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. This new year also marks an important change for our organization. As of January 11, we shortened our name to the Civil War Trust and adopted a new logo emphasizing our focus on saving battlefield ground. I know that change is not always welcome in every corner, but we strongly believe that these changes will serve us well as we seek to expand the circle of people who are determined to save and preserve our Civil War battlefields.

Speaking of saving Civil War battlefields, the Trust is proud to announce its first major preservation effort of 2011 - our new campaign to save 538 prime battlefield acres at Resaca and Dallas, Georgia. Join us as we look to go over the 30,000 acres saved mark!

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President


New Name, New Logo, Same Mission

New Logo On January 11th we changed our name to the Civil War Trust and adopted a new organizational logo. Listen to Jim Lighthizer and Chairman John Nau's thoughts on why we updated our image.

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Resaca: Then & Now

Resaca Then and Now Georgia Battlefields Association President and Civil War Trust member Charlie Crawford describes the Battle of Resaca, its historical importance, and the state of the battlefield today in this new “Then & Now” article.

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2011 Civil War Trust Annual Conference

To the Gates of Washington Have your registered to attend our 2011 Annual Conference: “To the Gates of Washington”? This year’s event in Manassas is likely to be one of our best. Expert battlefield tours from Bob Krick, Ed Bearss, Dick Sommers, Garry Adelman and John Hennessy.

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New Bull Run Photo Gallery

Bull Run Photos The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) is less than 6 months away. Check out our new gallery of historic and modern photos of the Battle of Bull Run.

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Victory in the Wilderness!

Victory in the Wilderness We did it with your help. In January 2011 the Civil War Trust announced that it had reached its $1,085,000 fundraising goal for the 49-acre Middlebrook Tract at the Wilderness. Hear Jim Lighthizer’s thoughts on this remarkable achievement.

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Get Your New Civil War Trust Gear

Get Your New Civil War Trust Gear New name, new logo...and new gear. Check out our updated Civil War Trust store. We have a host of new branded apparel and gift items for you online.

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Virginia at War

Virginia at War There were more Civil War photographs taken in Virginia than in any other state by far. Experience the people, places and politics of the Old Dominion in our new exhibition, Virginia at War.

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Dallas: New Battlefield Page

Dallas Learn more about the Battle of Dallas (May 28, 1864) – one of the important battles of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Check out our new Battle of Dallas battle map and more.

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January Civil War Battles

January battles Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred in the month of January. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

Mill Springs »
Stones River »
Fort Fisher »


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