Today the Civil War Trust is scheduled to announce a $1.3 million fund-raising campaign to preserve two parcels of land near the official boundaries of the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, about 80 miles west of Washington. One is a 12-acre piece of private property where the 8th Vermont Volunteers Monument honors a desperate encounter during the Battle of Cedar Creek on Oct.
The Civil War Trust, a non-profit known for its aggressive fundraising to save Civil War battlefields, is taking on it largest campaign ever with a new initiative to raise $40 million to protect an additional 20,000 acres. The progr... Read Post
Five days after Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced a new round of matching grants for 13 of the state’s Civil War battlefields, the Civil War Trust has declared victory in its campaign to save 56 acres, costing $3.6 million, ... Read Post