Campaign 1776 is first-ever national initiative designed to preserve these tangible and irreplaceable links to this country’s founding. It is administered by the Civil War Trust, the nation’s leading battlefield preservation organization, and will utilize the same model of public-private partnership that has successfully protected more than 40,000 acres of 19th century battlefield land.
Almost 70 percent of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields are in urban areas. Of the 243 Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields identified by the National Park Service, 141 are either lost or so extremely fragmented that only commemorative, rather than land acquisition, opportunities remain. Of those that do still retain their historic integrity, 18 currently have no legal protection whatsoever.
Please join the Civil War Trust's initiative—Campaign 1776—in preserving our threatened Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields. Your tax-deductible gift will help us to preserve this irreplaceable hallowed ground — forever.
To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to Civil War Trust to 1140 Professional Court Hagerstown, MD 21740. To make a gift by phone call 1-888-606-1400.