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Save the Slaughter Pen

In 2006, 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 more than 60 percent of the $12 million needed to preserve this historic land. Help us with our ongoing commitment to preserve this piece of the Fredericksburg battlefield forever.

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.


208 Acres Targeted
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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 »

Tour the Battlefield with Confidence

 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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