Civil War Trust awarded ‘Friend of History’ award

(Washington, D.C.) – The Organization of American Historians has presented its 2018 Friend of History Award to the Civil War Trust, in recognition of the Trust’s public presentation of American history.  During the April 13 awards ceremony at the OAH’s annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif.  Dr. Mary Munsell Abroe, a longtime member of the Civil War Trust’s Board of … More »

Eleven Seasonal Events and Historical Destinations This Spring

The Civil War Trust recommends these spring activities and programs at some of America’s most famous battlefields and historic sites (Washington, D.C.) – As the weather warms across the nation, Americans are celebrating the coming of spring by getting outside and enjoying the sunshine. Springtime is the perfect season to visit battlefields and historic … More »

Civil War Site in Culpeper County Saved

(Brandy Station, Va.) – The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources join the Civil War Trust announced the preservation of a lofty, scenic ridge where 800 Confederate soldiers barred a Union cavalry division from the main fight at Brandy Station, the opening battle of the Civil War’s Gettysburg Campaign. The 400-foot-high, mile-long ridge in … More »

Civil War Trust 2017 Battlefield Preservation Accomplishments

(Washington, D.C.) – The Civil War Trust, America’s premier nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, achieved steady gains in 2017, continuing its aggressive pace of conserving historic lands. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, coupled with strategic partnerships with government officials and nonprofit groups across the country, the Trust protected 2,474 battlefield acres in … More »