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Victory at Gettysburg

The Civil War Trust Meets its $75,000 Fundraising Target for 5 Acres at Power's Hill

BY JIM LIGHTHIZER

Powers Hill Saved

Back in October of 2010 we announced a new campaign to save five important acres at Power's Hill on the Gettysburg Battlefield. From this location Union artillery batteries were able to pour a devastating fire into Confederate forces attacking Spangler's Spring and Lower Culp's Hill on July 3, 1863. The fire was so intense that one Confederate called it "Artillery Hell."

The great news I would like to share with you today is that we have now reached our fundraising goal for this tract. We've "taken that hill!" We've saved another five acres of this majestic battlefield.

As always we could not have reached this goal without your donations and support. Right from the get-go you stepped forward with your hard earned dollars so that we could put this exposed land into the saved column. And for that I am eternally grateful.

Even better news is that this important section of Power's Hill will now be a place where you and future generations will be able to walk the very ground that played such a significant role in the Battle of Gettysburg.

This is what you and I do. We save Civil War battlefields.


With gratitude,

Jim Lighthizer Signature

Jim Lighthizer

President, Civil War Trust

 

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