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Eight Battlefields Opportunity

Beat the developers, and stop the desecration of America's hallowed ground. Help save 304 acres at eight critical battlefields.

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From Our President

Jim Lighthizer Photo

October 2014
Dear Civil War Preservationist,

Have you ever wanted to save over $3 million worth of hallowed ground — at eight different battlefields — for pennies on the dollar? Well, here's your chance!.

At any moment, perhaps dozens of battlefields face imminent threats. That's why I am so pleased to announce our most recent campaign to save land at eight critical battlefields, with one the most notable matching grant opportunities in recent memory! In order to save a total of 304 acres at Rappahannock Station, Second Manassas, White Oak Road, Ream's Station, Thompson's Station, Shiloh, Davis Bridge and Bentonville, we need a whopping $3,163,820. But the amazing news is this: we already have $3,062,120 lined up — that's 96.8% of the price!

We now only need to raise the final 3.2% — just $101,700 — to save these hallowed battlegrounds. If you and I can raise this last bit, we will leverage it an astonishing $31.11 to $1 and unleash an absolute torrent of matching money.

Will you help me save eight battlefields in one fell swoop? Learn more today.

Save Eight Battlefields »

- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President

Put Students on Battlefields

Field Trip Fund With school back in session, applications are flooding in for the Trust's Field Trip Fund. Learn how you can help educators finance trips to historic sites and inspire a lifelong love of history.


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Restoration in Progress

Restoration in Progress Significant landscape restoration projects are currently underway on Trust properties at the Deep Cut at Manassas and Fleetwood Hill at Brandy Station.



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Shenandoah Valley's "Red October"

Civil War Trust Facebook The Fall 2014 issue of Hallowed Ground magazine offers historian Dennis Frye'’'s assessment of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, which culminated 150 years ago this month.


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Save Hallowed Ground While Shopping

Amazon Smile Support the Civil War Trust every time you shop online with AmazonSmile. Visit, enter the Civil War Trust and start shopping. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Civil War Trust.


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October Civil War Battles

Hike with History Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the Civil War battles that occurred in the month of October. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below.

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Bristoe Station »
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