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Save the Slaughter Pen

In 2006, the Civil War Trust embarked up its most ambitious and costly battlefield preservation effort in its history – the preservation of the Slaughter Pen Farm at Fredericksburg. Thanks to the continued support of our members, year after year, we have been able to honor our commitment to protecting this crucial piece of ground.

This year, an anonymous donor has offered to donate $277,000 of the $300,000 the Trust needs to meet its annual commitment for 2014. This means that we need just $23,000 to protect the Slaughter Pen Farm—bringing us one step closer to saving this land forever.  Help Save Slaughter Pen Farm!


208 Acres Targeted
Donation Match
$1 to $1
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Featured Online Resources

Fredericksburg: Battle Overview » 

Civil War Trust Battle Maps » 

Battle of Fredericksburg Animated Map » 

The True Battle for Fredericksburg by Frank O'Reilly »

Fredericksburg by George C. Rable »

Voices from the Storm »

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust »

National Park Service: Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania »

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 Fredericksburg Battle App for iPhone

Our Fredericksburg Battle App will provide you with a cutting-edge way to experience the rich history of the Fredericksburg Battlefield. Our GPS-powered touring application will allow you to explore the entire battlefield, from the river crossings to Marye’s Heights and the Slaughter Pen Farm. Learn More »

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