Posts Tagged ‘The Civil War Trust’

Sponsor a Teacher and Inspire Their Students: Support the National Teacher Institute

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under . Posted by

History is a living, breathing entity. It helps to tell the story of who we are as a nation, while guiding us into tomorrow. The gatekeepers to our past are educators dedicated men and women who spend some nine months out of the year helping to cultiva…

Saved: Gettysburg at Oak Ridge

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

When he spoke at the dedication ceremony for Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln predicted that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” While he wild…

Park Day: Photo Contest, Reflections, and More Events

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

Thank you to all of the sites and volunteers that participated in our 22nd Annual Park Day on Saturday, April 7th! A record-breaking 157 battlefields and historic sites across 32 states and the District of Columbia took part this year, including Civil …

Walk Pickett’s Charge! Register Today for our April 21 Generations Event

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under . Posted by

More than a century and a half ago, three Confederate divisions assaulted the center of the Union line at Gettysburg in one of the dramatic charges of the Civil War. Today, this event is commonly known as Pickett’s Charge, named after the commander of …

Civil War California live on Facebook Begins Today!

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

Join us today, tomorrow, and this weekend on our Facebook page, where we will be coming to you live from California!California may have been far from the deadliest battles of the Civil War, but its history is substantially woven into the fabric of the …

Saving the Slaughter Pen Farm

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under . Posted by

No project that the Civil War Trust has embarked upon has ever been more ambitious than our bid to save the Fredericksburg battlefield’s Slaughter Pen Farm in Spotsylvania County.This property was put on the market in 2005. Zoned for industrial use, th…

Facebook Live: California in the Civil War

Posted on April 8th, 2018 under . Posted by

California may have been far from the deadliest battles of the Civil War, but its history is substantially woven into the fabric of the conflict. Indeed, debates over California’s admittance into the Union inflamed sectional tensions in the decade befo…

153rd Appomattox Anniversary, Charge Burnside Bridge, Park Day, The Battle of York, California in the Civil War, and More

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under . Posted by

Some American Civil War stories can seem so outlandish and unbelievable that anyone could be forgiven for suspecting them to be the invention of a Hollywood screenwriter. Those who are passionate about American history, however, know that the most incr…

New 28-Acre Target Property at Cold Harbor

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

News of the Civil War Trust’s successful preservation of two out of five key tracts of sacred battlefield at Cold Harbor, and to ask for your help in saving an additional piece of hallowed ground where men fought one of the Civil War’s most momentous b…

Register for Park Day 2018

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

Park Day is only one week away! Next Saturday, April 7, join a battlefield or historic site in your community to help keep our nation’s most-storied places not only preserved, but looking their best. It’s a fun and meaningful way to lend a hand, and in…

Charge Burnside Bridge! Register Today for Our April 7 Generations Event

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under . Posted by

This free, family friendly event will take place at  Antietam National Battlefield Tour Stop 8 on Saturday, April 7, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please register today to reserve your spot.If you have never attended a  Generations event  before, you’re …

Cold Harbor: a Victory & a New Opportunity

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

I am delighted (but not particularly surprised, knowing as I do the generosity of our members) that we can announce that two of those five tracts are now saved! One of those properties marks a portion of the line held by the Sixth Corps during the nigh…

How Do You Want to Be Remembered ?

Posted on March 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

With each acre of battlefield land you save by supporting the Civil War Trust you are helping to ensure that future generations are able to walk the land that is so important to understanding the Civil War. You are already making a difference, but if y…

Saved: 180 Acres at Kettle Creek

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

Last month, we were joined at the Kettle Creek Battlefield, Georgia, by U.S. Representative Jody Hice, legendary University of Georgia football icon Coach Vince Dooley and the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association to announce the successful acquisition …

Keep the Momentum Going for Battlefield Restoration Projects

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under . Posted by

You hear most often from us concerning the work we do to acquire historic lands. Acquiring historic land, however, is merely the first step, albeit a deeply important step. Our work is not done until we have, to the best of our ability, restored that l…

Save the Date: Park Day

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

You’re invited! On Saturday, April 7, join a battlefield or historic site in your community for Park Day 2018. This annual event brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s most-storied places not only preserved, but look…

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Posted on March 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

The upheaval of the American Revolution and the Civil War profoundly altered women’s lives, opening new paths and allowing them to take on roles previously held largely by men. Nursing, which had been a male profession, is the best-known example.In hos…

Restore Battlefields to Wartime Appearances

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

At the Civil War Trust, we don’t just acquire historic land. It is our desire to restore that land as best we can to its wartime appearance.Not everyone values history as much as we do, and sometimes the land we acquire is in rough shape. Over the year…

Presidents’ Day

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under . Posted by

Presidents’ Day is more than an excuse to take the day off work. It is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of two of our nation’s most iconic leaders: George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, born on Fe…

Fort Donelson, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Leadership, and More

Posted on February 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

On February 16, 1862, Union forces in Tennessee delivered a strategically devastating blow to the Southern rebellion, capturing Fort Donelson with its 13,000 defenders and shattering the Confederate defensive line in the west that stretched from the Mi…

Celebrate Black History Month

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under . Posted by

The American Civil War is often conceptualized as a conflict between white northerners and white southerners, during which African American slaves waited on the sidelines for their fates to be decided. The slaves themselves knew better, recognizing the…

5 Crucial Tracts of Land at Cold Harbor

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

Most people remember Cold Harbor for the disastrous Union assault on June 3, 1864, described by one New York private as “murder, not war.”Less well known is the tale of the fighting that occurred there two days earlier.On June 1, 1864, Union and Confed…

15 Acres at Franklin, Fort Donelson, and Brown’s Ferry

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under . Posted by

A few days ago, I told you about our charge to save 15 historic acres at 3 battlefields in Tennessee. This effort includes hallowed ground at Fort Donelson, Brown’s Ferry, and Franklin, a tragic battlefield that, not so long ago, was paved over, and ne…

Make preservation your legacy

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under . Posted by

Does it also make you feel uneasy to think that bulldozers can destroy the land where citizen soldiers gave their lives if we didn’t work together to stop them? As you know, for years we have worked together with you to save hallowed ground from develo…

15 Acres at 3 Tennessee Battlefields

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

With the exception of Virginia, no state endured more significant Civil War battles than Tennessee. It was in Tennessee during the war’s early stages where Gen. Ulysses S. Grant first gained national recognition by demanding and securing the “unconditi…