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New Chancellorsville Opportunity

In 2009, the Civil War Trust worked to save 85 prime acres of the Chancellorsville Battlefield — land associated with Stonewall Jackson's famed Flank Attack on May 2, 1863. Now we have a brand new opportunity to help save an additional 14 acres of this threatened battlefield. I hope you agree with us that this is "must have" land within the heart of one of America's most historic and endangered Civil War battlefields.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

May 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

It's hard to imagine that not one acre of the May 2, 1863 battlefield at Chancellorsville, the very ground where Jackson's Confederates unleashed their famous Flank Attack, was saved or protected until 1990. Even now much of this once rural landscape remains unprotected and vulnerable. That's why it's so important for all of us to step forward to save this new 14 acre tract at Chancellorsville. Check out our new Flank Attack map, videos, and great historical materials — and before you depart, please consider making a contribution to save this land and, with it, our history.

I know many of you could not join us for the Middleburg preservation announcement earlier this month. Not only did we receive a wonderful check from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 5 acres at Mt. Defiance, but we were reminded once again of the commitment to historic presentation both in word and deed expressed by Governor McDonnell and his administration. The Civil War Trust could have not greater friend and ally on the preservation front.

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President


10 Facts about Chancellorsville

10 Facts about Chancellorsville Did you know that the Battle of Chancellorsville was, at its time, the bloodiest battle in American history? Learn more about this pivotal 1863 battle in our new 10 Facts page.

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Saving Mount Defiance

Saving Mount Defiance Join us in our efforts to save five acres atop Mount Defiance — Stuart's key defensive position at the Battle of Middleburg — one of the opening battles of the Gettysburg Campaign.

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2012 Photo Contest Now Open

2012 Photo Contest Now Open Show us your best Civil War battlefield photos of 2012! Fancy yourself a modern day Alexander Gardner or Mathew Brady? If so, we have a contest for you.

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Cedar Creek Battle App

Cedar Creek Battle App Download our sixth and newest Battle App to your iPhone or Android smartphone. This new Battle App will guide you through this important 1864 Valley Campaign battlefield.

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Teaching the Civil War

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

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New Book: Corinth 1862

New Book: Corinth 1862 Check out our new interview with historian Tim Smith, author of a great new book on the Battle of Corinth.

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The Battle of Middleburg

The Battle of Middleburg Middleburg expert Bob O’Neill details the intense struggle for Middleburg in this history article. Learn more about why Middleburg was so important.

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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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The Flags of Middleburg

The Flags of Middleburg Check out this new collection of battle flags associated with units that fought at the Battle of Middleburg.

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New Video: Bob McDonnell at Middleburg

Bob McDonnell at Middleburg Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announces the Commonwealth’s new support for the Middleburg-Mount Defiance project and his continued support for Civil War battlefield preservation in this video.

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May Civil War Battles

May 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:

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