Preserve Battlefields Under Threat
Derek Ralston


Battlefields under threat

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Battlefields are part of our national heritage, scenes of struggle and sacrifice where American soldiers lost their lives. The Civil War Trust is working to preserve these “hallowed grounds,” as Abraham Lincoln called them, so that future generations can learn from them and can learn to appreciate their hard-won freedom. 

Our Mission: Save Battlefields




The Civil War Trust works to save America’s endangered battlefield sites and, though educational programs, inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.


The Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed ground.

How We Work

Current Preservation Opportunities