Civil War Trust’s Color Bearers are the true leaders of the Civil War battlefield preservation movement. Now it's never been easier to join the ranks of the Color Bearers. Our new monthly payment option allows you to pay your annual dues evenly over twelve months.
Learn about Color Bearers & Benefits
Learn about the Color Bearer Program
- Color Bearers bring honor to saving our nation's most hallowed ground.
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List of Benefits
For Color Bearers
- Color Bearers receive special invitations in addition to Civil War Trust member benefits.
Benefits of Being a Color Bearer
Each successive level of support enjoys all benefits of the previous levels.
All Members Receive
- An annual subscription to Hallowed Ground, our award-winning magazine.
- 10-12 high-quality Civil War Trust battlefield maps per year.
Regimental Color Bearers
- Receive invitations to exclusive historian-led
- Receive special recognition in printed materials at the annual conference, plus preferred seating at the main awards banquet.
- Join for $84/month | Renew
Brigade Color Bearers
- Receive an invitation to The Grand Review, an annual, intimate dinner gathering to be held at a unique Civil War-related site, with appropriate recognition in the event program.
- Receive the “Civil War Round Up,” a Civil War Trust exclusive electronic newsletter of compelling current reports on Civil War issues.
- Join for $208/month | Renew
Division Color Bearers
- Your name will be listed in the Hallowed Ground annual Roll Call of Honor.
- Division Color Bearers will have all individual annual conference fees waived for yourself and one guest, and will be invited to an exclusive “Author’s Dinner” with a noted Civil War author or historian at the conference.
- Join for $417/month | Renew
Corps Color Bearers
- Receive personal genealogical research services to identify your Civil War ancestors.
- Corps Color Bearers will also receive an invitation to the “Advanced Guard” weekend, an annual event that includes briefings on Trust operations from Jim Lighthizer and staff as well as a battlefield tour.
- Further, annual conference fees for yourself and three additional guests will be waived
- Join for $834/month | Renew
National Color Bearers
- As befitting gifts at this leadership level, National Color Bearers will be offered the opportunity to have their names placed on perpetual markers at select Civil War battlefields and sites, on an individualized case by case basis.
- You are offered a personal tour for you and up to four guests at the Civil War battlefield of your choice.
- Further, National Color Bearers will receive seating with the President at the main banquet of the annual conference, and annual conference fees for four additional guests will be waived.
- Additionally, National Color Bearers will be presented with a personally inscribed and dated volume of Civil War history or nationally recognized author.
- Join for $2,084/month | Renew
- * If you do not take advantage of the benefits offered, your full donation is tax deductible. Contact Color Bearer Coordinator Dave Wiemer for more details at 202-367-1861 x 7233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Color Bearers
- Regimental Color Bearer - $84/month
- Brigade Color Bearer - $209/month
- Division Color Bearer - $417/month
- Corps Color Bearer - $834/month
- National Color Bearer $2,084/month
Give with Confidence
- For more information
regarding the Color Bearers,
- MELISSA SADLER
Director of Events and Color Bearer Coordinator
(202) 367.1861 ext. 7208