Join now

Make a Donation

Renew Membership

Civil War events Calendar

CVBT Properties

About CVBT


Newsletter Archives

Privacy Policy





The CVBT is an authorized
501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of Virginia's Civil War battlefields.  Your contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our tax ID number is 54-1828344







   Central Virginia Battlefields Trust's Mission

Salem Church Battlefield circa 1970

Salem Church Battlefield before "progress".  The two-lane road in front o the     Church is State Route 3.  Compare this photo to the one below. Believe it or          not, Salem Church is standing in the small patch of grass and  trees in the              right-center.  The two-lane road is now a four-lane divided highway.


Salem Church Battlefield circa 1998


In late 1996, a group of concerned citizens in the Fredericksburg Virginia area decided it was time to stand up to the senseless destruction of our heritage and to form a historic lands trust.

The nonprofit Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) was established with a two-fold mission:


To purchase significant Civil War battlefields and landmarks, both in fee and in easement, and to preserve them in perpetuity.


 To serve as a facilitator and advocate for battlefield preservation on a local, state and federal level.

The CVBT has already been instrumental in saving historically significant battlefield property.

At Fredericksburg, CVBT helped purchase Willis Hill, a 9-acre tract in the center of Marye's Heights overlooking the Sunken Road.

In the Chancellorsville battlefield, the trust has saved over 135 acres of land, including significant portions of Stonewall Jackson's renowned flank attack. These portions of America's heritage would otherwise have been developed and lost forever if not for the help and generosity of our members.

Click Here to See All Battlefields Saved by CVBT

In order to continue our crusade of acquiring important battlefield properties, we need your help!  Your contribution will be used to purchase additional parcels of hallowed "dirt and grass".

We welcome any help that you can give us in fundraising, advocacy and membership projects.

Join CVBT now and support the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust's efforts to prevent the destruction of America's Heritage.