Save the Slaughter Pen
Six years ago, the Civil War Trust embarked upon its most ambitious and costly battlefield preservation effort in its history - the preservation of the 208 acre Slaughter Pen Farm.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have now raised nearly 60 percent of the $12m needed for this historic land. And, thanks to the support of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, we will now need to raise $100,000 this year, for our next scheduled annual payment.
As historian Frank O'Reilly puts it, the Slaughter Pen Farm is the "very heart and soul of the Fredericksburg battlefield." Put simply, it is for places like the Slaughter Pen Farm that the Civil War Trust exists.
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