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Eric Malave

Campaign 1776

Saving the Battlefields Where America Was Forged

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Campaign 1776 is a national initiative of the Civil War Trust to protect, interpret, and promote the battlefields associated with the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and to educate the public on the importance of these founding era battlefields in forging the nation we are today.

Join us as we save America’s hallowed ground.


Campaign 1776 highlights


Save Princeton

Save Princeton

The Battle of Princeton was one of the defining moments in our nation’s history.  In December 1776, the cause of American Independence seemed all but lost.  But on January 3, 1777, George Washington launched a courageous counterattack against British regulars at the Battle of Princeton. His daring efforts saved the American Revolution. The Civil War Trust has the unprecedented opportunity to save 15 acres where George Washington and our nation’s first citizen soldiers fought, increasing the size of the Princeton Battlefield State Park by 16 percent. Help us preserve George Washington’s legacy and save Princeton! Take Action ›

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Animated Map

On April 19, 1775, a group of determined Americans stared down the red-coated regulars of the British army in Lexington, Massachusetts.  A shot was fired, igniting a global conflict that pitted the world's mightiest nation against one of her colonies.  The subsequent war spanned eight years and resulted in the establishment of a new nation, the United States of America.  Now, watch the conflict unfold in this animated map produced with our partners at Wide Awake Films.  Follow the key events of Revolutionary War from the shot heard round the world to the Treaty of Paris. Watch the action ›

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Battle of Eutaw Springs

Following months of back-and-forth fighting across the Carolinas, British and American forces clashed on September 8, 1781 near Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. American troops under Nathanael Greene surprised a British foraging party and captured more than 400 men. However, instead of immediately pursuing the rest of the army, the Americans stopped to raid the British camps, as shown on this map from the West Point Atlas of American Wars. This delay gave Colonel Alexander Stewart's British soldiers time to fortify their position at the nearby Wantoot Plantation. The Americans were ultimately unable to break their line and were forced to retreat. Learn more ›