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Save 69 Acres at Three Richmond Battlefields

Four years of bloody fighting turned the farm fields and forests east of Richmond, Va., into scenes of horrific slaughter. A century and a half later, these same sites have seen some of the Civil War Trust's greatest preservation achievements, including a new effort to build upon our success by preserving another 69 acres at Glendale, Malvern Hill and First Deep Bottom.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

February 2013
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

At the Civil War Trust, we're always striving to build upon our past successes, whether by helping our local partners further their goals to create new public parks or earning new accolades for our management practices. That's why I'm particularly excited about our latest campaign to preserve 69 acres at Glendale, Malvern Hill and First Deep Bottom, outside Richmond. Va.

Already, we have been able to preserve 2,300 acres across these three battlefields. Working with the National Park Service, we have transformed a region once targeted for intense residential and commercial development into a true historic preserve and tourism destination. Now, we work toward completing these battlefields and putting them forever in the "victory column" ... a gift from the members of the Civil War Trust to future generations of Americans.

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President


Four More Stars for the Trust

Four More Stars For the fourth consecutive year, watchdog group Charity Navigator has awarded the Civil War Trust its highest honor. Learn more about our coveted 4-star designation.


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Park Day 2013 Is Coming

Park Day 2013 For the 17th year, Civil War sites across the nation will participate in the Trust's Park Day clean-up project on April 6. Find a participating site near you and join in the fun.



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Victory in Franklin!

Victory in Franklin! The Trust and our partners at Franklin's Charge celebrated the latest success in efforts to reclaim this once-lost battlefield. Learn about efforts to complete the Cotton Gin Park before next year's 150th anniversary.


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Glendale: A Preservation Gem

Glendale Watch historian Bobby Krick discuss the Trust's tremendous preservation achievements at Glendale Battlefield, where once only a single acre was protected.


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A Glimpse into the "Vortex of Hell"

Vortex of Hell Thanks to publisher Patrick Schroeder, historian Brian Pohanka's definitive study of the 5th New York is now available. Learn more about the vision behind this comprehensive project.

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Seven Days, Ten Facts

Ten Facts Learn more about the two Seven Days Battlefields where the Trust is currently working to preserve land — Glendale and Malvern Hill.


Glendale 10 Facts »

Malvern Hill 10 Facts »


National Teacher Institute 2013

National Teacher Institute 2013 This July, join like-minded educators in Gettysburg to explore the latest techniques for bringing history alive in your classroom.


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Shenandoah Sesquicentennial Tour

Sesquicentennial The Civil War Trust and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation are sponsoring a five-day program celebrating the legacy of the war in the Valley. The itinerary includes battlefields, historic homes and more.

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Gaming Gettysburg

Gaming Gettysburg Just in time for the sesquicentennial, the acclaimed gamemakers at Mercury Games are releasing a new title, The Guns of Gettysburg. Learn more about this new game by designer Bowen Simmons.

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February Civil War Battles

February 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 February. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

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Olustee »
Hatcher's Run »


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