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Civil War Trust

Hallowed Ground: Spring 2015

Featured Online Articles

This issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine turns to the conclusive events of 1865, including final battles at Petersburg, Sailor's Creek, Appomattox, Bentonville, and Palmito Ranch — and the Civil War Trust's associated preservation victories. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

To the Bitter End

To the Bitter End

Robert M. Dunkerly

Historian Robert M. Dunkerly explores the final, bitter months of the Civil War and the terms of surrender of the Confederate armies as the conclusion unfolded in 1865.Read the article »

Sailor's Creek

Protecting the Final Chapters in Virginia

Sailor's Creek Battlefield

Over the years, the preservation activities of the Civil War Trust have augmented historic parks across the nation. Among those battlefields that have benefitted most substantially from this type of activity is Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park in Virginia.Read the article »

Petersburg Preservation

Preservation Breakthrough at Petersburg

Success Stories

The Civil War Trust's physically largest-scale restoration to date has centered on the Trust's 407-acre holdings in the vicinity of the April 2, 1865, Breakthrough at Petersburg.Read the article »

Richmond in Flames and Rubble

Richmond in Flames and Rubble

Page from the Past

With the fall of Petersburg, the Confederate government was left with little choice but to abandon its capital, Richmond, Va. The chaos of that evacuation took a massive physical toll on the city.Read the article »

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