175 Acres to Save
What a tremendous opportunity we have to save 175 acres at two key Appomattox Campaign battlefields.
The 45-acre property we are saving at Appomattox Court House is significant as the scene of the last fighting in the East. It is the ground over which Confederate General Martin Gary’s 7th South Carolina Cavalry charged and, when repulsed, were pursued back across it by General George A. Custer’s cavalry division. It is also the area where Custer received the first Confederate truce flag.
Seventy-two hours before Appomattox, nearly one fourth of Lee’s army was cut off and captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, and the 130 acres we are saving there would be the first land saved that tell the key “Marshall’s Crossroads” part of the story of this battle.
And if this preservation opportunity is not enough, donors who give $100 or more will have their names added to a permanent display that will stand on the ground we are saving at Appomattox.