Save Four Battlefields
In the spring of 1864, newly appointed General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant had just one aim in mind: ending the war. To achieve this end, Grant ordered all Union armies to press the Rebels in every quarter of the Confederacy. Confederates in Virginia, Georgia, and Louisiana fought hard to resist the Yankee onslaught, exacting a fearful toll in blood as they parried Federal thrusts into the Southern heartland. By April of 1865, however, when Grant and Lee met at Appomattox, the long-sought end of the war had finally come.
The Civil War Trust now has the opportunity to save 306 acres at four battlefields that featured prominently in the last 12 months of the Civil War. With the help of a remarkable $10-$1 match, we are working to preserve land at Mansfield, Bentonville, Petersburg, and Appomattox Court House, thus adding to the hallowed ground we have already saved at these key battlefields in the war's final year.
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Featured Online Resources
Mansfield: Stonewall's Posthumous Victory by Curt Anders
The Red River Campaign by Gary Joiner
Two Days in April - The Breakthrough at Petersburg by Robert Thompson
Petersburg - The Wearing Down of Lee's Army by Chris Calkins