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Save 112 Acres at Gettysburg

Most visitors suppose that the famous Union "fishhook" position rested its flanks on Little Round Top and Culp's Hill, but the Union and Confederate lines were even longer than most people realize. The Civil War Trust now has the tremendous opportunity to save 112 acres of the Gettysburg battlefield – and save forever the "forgotten flanks" of this iconic battle.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

January 2013
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

What a year 2012 proved to be! Thanks to your generosity and continued support, the Civil War Trust turned in another record year on the battlefield preservation front. We closed 39 separate transactions at 26 different battlefields in eight different states – or in other words we saved another 3,735 acres of Civil War battlefield land, putting us over the 35,000 acres saved mark. How about that!?

And we don't plan to rest a bit in 2013. Just this month we introduced a new campaign to save another 112 acres at Gettysburg. As always, we are only as good as our members... and frankly you've been great. So help us continue the push in this sesquicentennial year.

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President


Record Setting Year for the Trust

Record Setting Year The Trust saved 3,735 acres in 2012, pushing us over the 35,000 acres saved mark. Learn more about our amazing, record-setting 2012.

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The Forgotten Flanks of Gettysburg

Forgotten Flanks Garry Adelman discusses the "forgotten flanks" of the Union and Confederate armies at the Battle of Gettysburg in this article and video. Learn more about land that the Trust is working to save.

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McPherson: "War on the Waters"

War on the Waters Check out our new interview with Pulitzer-prize winning author Jim McPherson. We had a chance to talk with him about his new book on the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War.

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Updated Legacy Giving Page

Legacy Giving Page Learn about how the new 2013 tax law changes may affect you by visiting our updated legacy giving page. Learn more about how your legacy can help save our Civil War heritage.

Legacy Giving Page »


35,000 Acres and Counting

35,000 Acres A blockbuster 2012 has now pushed the Civil War Trust above the 35,000 acre saved mark. Check out all the places where we, with your help, have saved hallowed ground.

Land Saved Page »


Lincoln's Second Inaugural

Lincoln's Second Inaugural January 2013 witnessed the second inaugural of President Barack Obama. Learn more about Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, delivered in 1864.


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Civil War 150: Battle of Arkansas Post

Civil War 150 Learn more about the powerful Union river and land assault against the Confederate bastion of Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post   150 years ago this month.


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Updated Vicksburg Pages

Vicksburg We've been updating and expanding our 1863 Vicksburg Campaign battlefield pages. Check out some of our newer battlefield offerings - history articles, photos, videos, facts, recommended books, and more.

Vicksburg »
Champion Hill »


Winter Encampments

Winter Encampments Feeling chilled this winter? Well imagine being a Civil War soldier living in a winter encampment. Learn more about what life was like during the Civil War winters.


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Civil War Trust – Amazon Bookstore

Bookstore Did you know that the Civil War Trust receives a small percentage of each sale from our Civil War Trust-Amazon bookstore? You get a great book at a low price and we get to save more battlefield land!

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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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