Posts Tagged ‘Campaign 1776’

Join us at Kettle Creek on February 12

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

Please join the Civil War Trust’s Campaign 1776, Representative Jody Hice, legendary University of Georgia Coach Vince Dooley, the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association and esteemed preservation leaders for a special ceremony announcing landmark battlef…

Join the Final Charge to Save Princeton

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under . Posted by

Last year, you and I embarked on an ambitious effort to save some of the most historically significant land we have ever tried to save 15 acres at Princeton. There, you may recall, George Washington rallied his troops and led them in a counterattack th…

Remembering the Ten Crucial Days

Posted on December 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

As many of you may know, this winter marks the 241st anniversary of the American victories at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. The Continental Army’s triumphs in the Ten Crucial Days campaign proved instrumental to rekindling Patriot morale and ke…

88 Acres at the Brandywine Battlefield

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

88 Acres at the Brandywine Battlefield

On September 11, 1777, the largest land battle of the American Revolution raged across Pennsylvania’s Brandywine River valley. General George Washington faced one of his fiercest foes in Britain’s General Sir William Howe. He was joined by several of the Revolution’s most notable figures, including Major General Nathanael Greene and the Marquis de Lafayette.

On the heels of Campaign 1776’s landmark effort to preserve the 10.4-acre Dilworth Farm property at Brandywine, we now have another exciting opportunity to preserve 88 acres of the Brandywine Battlefield at a place called Osborne Hill.

Nearly 30,000 troops fought tooth and nail during the 11-hour conflict at Brandywine, covering more than ten square miles. During that hot, late-summer September day, the Americans were outnumbered nearly two to one. The British launched a flanking movement from Osborne Hill the very land we are now seeking to preserve catching General Washington by surprise. Historians tell us that it is likely that British General Lord Charles Cornwallis observed the fighting from this exact spot.

Although Brandywine was ultimately an American defeat, the dogged determination displayed by the Continental Army rendered it a tremendously significant moment in our nation’s founding. In the words of historian John Reed, “Though Brandywine was militarily an American defeat, it had stunned Howe by its fierceness and gave the Americans spirit. American troops had proved that they could stand against British regulars in open fight.”

Today, it is my hope and would be my honor to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in the defense of Brandywine once again.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

88 Acres at the Brandywine Battlefield

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

88 Acres at the Brandywine Battlefield

On September 11, 1777, the largest land battle of the American Revolution raged across Pennsylvania’s Brandywine River valley. General George Washington faced one of his fiercest foes in Britain’s General Sir William Howe. He was joined by several of the Revolution’s most notable figures, including Major General Nathanael Greene and the Marquis de Lafayette.

On the heels of Campaign 1776’s landmark effort to preserve the 10.4-acre Dilworth Farm property at Brandywine, we now have another exciting opportunity to preserve 88 acres of the Brandywine Battlefield at a place called Osborne Hill.

Nearly 30,000 troops fought tooth and nail during the 11-hour conflict at Brandywine, covering more than ten square miles. During that hot, late-summer September day, the Americans were outnumbered nearly two to one. The British launched a flanking movement from Osborne Hill the very land we are now seeking to preserve catching General Washington by surprise. Historians tell us that it is likely that British General Lord Charles Cornwallis observed the fighting from this exact spot.

Although Brandywine was ultimately an American defeat, the dogged determination displayed by the Continental Army rendered it a tremendously significant moment in our nation’s founding. In the words of historian John Reed, “Though Brandywine was militarily an American defeat, it had stunned Howe by its fierceness and gave the Americans spirit. American troops had proved that they could stand against British regulars in open fight.”

Today, it is my hope and would be my honor to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in the defense of Brandywine once again.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

3 Years of Campaign 1776

Posted on November 14th, 2017 under . Posted by

This month marks the third anniversary of Campaign 1776, our national initiative to protect, interpret, and promote the battlefields associated with the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Since its debut, you have been a key part of many remarkable preservation achievements. Thanks to you, we have saved 650 acres of land rooted in these early American wars that would have remained unprotected and could easily have been lost forever.

The numbers below help tell a piece of the story of what we’ve accomplished together in these past three years. I feel an immense sense of pride in these shared milestones, and I hope you feel the same.

I am both honored and humbled by your support to save the hallowed ground where America was founded. Thank you for ensuring that battlefield land is protected for future generations to recognize the compelling story that it has to tell. I look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust