Save 66 Acres of hallowed ground
"I saw the dead and wounded soldiers laying scattered here and there over the field... the ground was covered by human blood"
"Blood-soaked ground" ... hallowed American ground. At the Raymond battlefield, one of the key battles of the 1863 Vicksburg campaign, we now have the opportunity to save 66 crucial acres of this Mississippi battlefield. The 66 acres that we seek to save today is the core of the Raymond battlefield - the site where nearly 70% of that battle's casualties were suffered.
This battlefield land that we seek to save was once slated to be filled with residential homes. Now, with your help, we can put this key section of the battlefield into the saved forever column. Join us and the Friends of Raymond in this worthy effort to save the Raymond battlefield.