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Save Appomattox & Sailor's Creek

The Civil War Trust is proud to announce a new campaign that will save 175 acres at the Sailor's Creek and Appomattox Court House battlefields - where some of the final combat of the Eastern Theater occurred. Learn more about this effort to save our Civil War history.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

October 2012
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

I'm hoping all of you recently received our announcement of the new campaign to save a whopping 1,139 acres at the Appomattox Court House, Sailor's Creek, and Kelly's Ford battlefields. Even more astonishing is that we have an opportunity to save $4,657,490 worth of hallowed battlefield ground for just $82,548! That's a $56 to $1 match. In this time of economic challenge isn't it great to hear how your dollars can do so much more?

I know that many of you work for Federal or state agencies where the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is available to you. If so please consider supporting the Civil War Trust through the CFC. The Trust has won three consecutive 4-Star Charity navigator awards, so you know we'll put your hard earned donations to good, efficient use.

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

 

Save 964 Acres at Kelly's Ford

Save 964 Acres at Kelly's Ford The Civil War Trust has just initiated a campaign to save 964 acres of the Kelly's Ford battlefield - site of one of the largest cavalry clashes of the Civil War. Learn more about this battle and efforts to save much of the battlefield.

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New Petersburg Battle App

New Petersburg Battle App We've just launched our newest Battle App for your iPhone and Android smartphone. Let our new Battle App be your guide to the entire 1864-1865 campaign. Even better, the app is free!

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10 Facts about Sailor's Creek

10 Facts about Sailor's Creek How much do you know about the Battle of Sailor's Creek - one of the last battles of the Civil War in the Eastern Theater? It was here that the Army of Northern Virginia lost more than a fifth of their army.



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Patricia Kay Davies: Preservation Heroine

Preservation Heroine Learn how Honor Guard member Patricia Kay Davies and her generous estate gift helped to save critical acres at the Cedar Creek battlefield. Discover how a legacy gift from your estate can make a difference too.

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New Cavalry Quiz

New Cavalry Quiz Have you downloaded our latest free Battle App? Our new GPS-enabled Antietam Battle App can be your guide to the entire battlefield. Follow our four detailed tours or just wander and explore with confidence.

Take the Quiz »

 

Support the Trust through CFC

CFC The Civil War Trust is proud to once again participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, and many State workplace charitable campaigns in 2012. Learn how you can support battlefield preservation through your CFC contributions.



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10 Facts about Kelly's Ford

10 Facts Did you know that the Battle of Kelly's Ford, fought on St. Patrick's Day, 1863, was the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War at its time? Learn more about this remarkable battle in our new 10 Facts page.



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Educator Guides for Antietam Offerings

Educator Guides Teachers! Looking for a way to incorporate our new Antietam Animated Map or Antietam 360 presentation into your classroom? Check out our new Educator's Guides.


Animated Map Guide »

Antietam 360 Guide  »

 

Event: Battle of Fredericksburg 150th

Fredericksburg 150th Noted authors and historians Robert K. Krick and Gary W. Gallagher will be featured at Central Virginia Battlefields Trust event to discuss two specific aspects of the Battle. Learn more about this remarkable event on December 13.


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Video: The Battle of Appomattox Court House

Video NPS Historian Patrick Schroeder describes the battles preceding Robert E. Lee's decision to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9. 1865.


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Video: Surrender at Appomattox

Surrender at Appomattox NPS historian Ernie Price describes the surrender meeting between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.


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Updated Civil War Books Page

Updated Civil War Books Page Check out our updated Civil War Books page. Here you can access all of our interviews with top Civil War authors and peruse our online reading recommendations.


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October Civil War Battles

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

Ball's Bluff »
Corinth »
Perryville »
Bristoe Station »
Cedar Creek »
Mine Creek »

 

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Events

Nov. 19, 2012
Gaines' Mill Preservation Announcement
Richmond, VA
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Jan. 12-13, 2012
Regional Teacher Institure
Antietam, MD
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April 20-21, 2013
Regional Teacher Institure
Petersburg, VA
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May 29-June 2, 2013
2013 Annual Conference
Jackson, MS
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