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Shiloh Animated Map

For the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, we have released our newest animated map — the Shiloh Animated Map. Check out this new presentation and learn more about this important 1862 Civil War battle in Tennessee. And after watching this presentation please consider supporting our new campaign to save 491 acres of the Shiloh battlefield.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

April 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

For the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, I had the honor to accompany Board members John Nau, Mike Grainger, and Trace Adkins to the Shiloh Battlefield. During the press conference there we were able to sign the deed that will transfer 167 acres of battlefield land held by the Civil War Trust to the Shiloh National Military Park. I can think of no better way to honor the great sacrifices of the soldiers who fought and died at Shiloh than by saving the very ground where they met in combat.

Before returning to our offices in Washington DC., I also had the chance to stop by the 491 acre tract that we are now working to save at Shiloh. What a magnificent and historic piece of ground. This is a must have ground my friends. And when we save this ground, with your help, the Civil War Trust will have saved more than 1,000 acres of battlefield land at Shiloh. How about that!

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President


Saving 491 Acres at Shiloh

Save Shiloh For the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, you and I have an once-in-a-lifetime chance to save 491 acres of battlefield at Shiloh. A $5 to $1 match will greatly magnify the giving power of every dollar donated.

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Photos: Shiloh 150th Events

Shiloh 150th Event President Jim Lighthizer and Civil War Trust Board Members John Nau and Trace Adkins announced the transfer of 167 acres and highlighted the new opportunity to save an additional 491 acres at the battlefield.

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Wilderness Gateway Study

Wilderness Gateway Study After more than a year of public meetings and intense research, the Wilderness Battlefield Coalition has announced the findings of its study of the Wilderness Battlefield gateway region, designed to offer a mutually beneficial blueprint for balancing conservation with economic development.

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Spring 2012: Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground Spring 2012 Our new Spring 2012 issue of Hallowed Ground is out. Check out two of our new feature stories from this issue: Secession at Shiloh and Defiance in the Valley: Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Campaign.

Secession at Shiloh |  Defiance in the Valley »


2012 Teacher Institute

2012 Teacher Institute The 2012 National Teacher Institute will be held July 12-15 in Charleston, SC. If you are a K-12 educator please consider joining us for this event. Distinguished lecturers, Civil War tours, and more.

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Video: Chalmers vs. Stuart at Shiloh

Chalmers vs. Stuart at Shiloh Shiloh NPS historian Stacy Allen describes the fateful struggle between James Chalmers' Mississippians and Col. David Stuart's Federals on the battlefield tract that the Civil War Trust is working to save.

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Photos: Park Day 2012

Park Day 2012 Photos See our collection of photos from Park Day events throughout the country. See members and volunteers in action.

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Discounts at Historic Hotels

Historic Hotels Discount Did you know that Civil War Trust members can now get 10% off best available rates at participating Historic Hotels of America? Book your stay today.

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Civil War Trust Credit Card

Capital One and Civil War Trust The Civil War Trust has partnered with Capital One® Card Lab Connect to bring you our newest fundraising program, which helps you earn money to save battlefields effortlessly every day!

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New Malvern Hill Page

Malvern Hill We've expanded and improved our popular Malvern Hill battlefield page. Check out all the maps, history articles, videos, photos, facts, and travel resources on the updated page.

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Lead Like a General

Lead Like a General The Civil War Trust recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Gilbert, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority. Mr. Gilbert has recently published a new book entitled "Lead Like a General."

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April Civil War Battles

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

Shiloh »
Mansfield »
Five Forks »
Sailor's Creek »
Appomattox Station »
Appomattox Court House »


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