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Save Fredericksburg

In 2006, CWPT embarked upon one of its most ambitious preservation efforts in its history - the $12,000,000 purchase of the Slaughter Pen Farm on the Fredericksburg battlefield. Learn more about this great battlefield and how you can help preserve this hallowed ground for posterity.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

August 2010
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

As you will recall, our June 2006 purchase of the Slaughter Pen Farm was the largest private battlefield purchase in America's history, and it was the biggest transaction that CWPT had ever attempted - by a factor of four! But with your help, we accepted the risk, and went after these 208 acres of supremely hallowed ground.

I have to say that your generosity and that of your fellow CWPT members has been nothing short of phenomenal. To have already paid off 55% of this land just four years after we bought it is a tremendous accomplishment. But you and I both know that the Slaughter Pen Farm at Fredericksburg cannot be truly considered saved until the final dollar of that debt is paid off. So please, will you help once again with your gift to help make sure we can cover the $200,000 loan payment we owe for 2010?

- Jim Lighthizer, CWPT President

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