Together, we have saved more than 47,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states, including historic properties at Antietam, Bentonville, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Gettysburg, Manassas, Princeton, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Wilson’s Creek, the Wilderness and more. Celebrate our recent victories.
Thanks to our wonderful partners, including the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and NOVA Parks, the Civil War Trust has preserved 19.8 acres at the Upperville battlefield in Virginia — protecting a key part of a small but important battle of the Gettysburg campaign for future generations. This tract includes the actual historic Goose Creek Bridge, the stone span over which the men of Strong Vincent's brigade charged at the climax of the fighting on June 21, 1863.
We recently called on our membership to help preserve 391 acres at three of Virginia’s most famous battlefields: Gaines’ Mill, Cedar Mountain, and Cold Harbor. Thanks to the generosity of preservationists like you, we can now celebrate victory on this significant land! This makes a grand total of more than 900 acres of hallowed ground saved by the Civil War Trust at these three storied sites.
Campaign 1776, a project of the Civil War Trust, worked to preserve a 10.4-acre portion of the Brandywine battlefield, announcing victory in September 2017. Located in the middle of two major combat zones, this property is an ideal place to help visitors understand the sprawling battle that took place here in 1777.
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