Virginia was the most fought-over state of the Civil War. From baptism at Bull Run to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the Commonwealth witnessed more than 122 major engagements. Indeed, the eyes of the nation and the world were riveted on the "Old Dominion" throughout the war. It's no surprise, then, that the Civil War Trust and its members have saved more than 22,000 acres of Virginia battlefield land—more than any other state by a wide margin.
Today, the Civil War Trust is proud to announce a new opportunity to save 313 acres at five Virginia battlefields. This effort—which features an incredible $10.80-to-$1 match—will, with your help, save nearly $1 million worth of hallowed ground. We will also be building upon previous successes across the Old Dominion, bringing us that much closer to completing these battlefields which make up such a vital part of our nation’s history.
Save Five Virginia Battlefields!