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Hold the line! help us save 36 acres of wilderness battlefield

Partnering with American Battlefield Trust to complete the preservation of hallowed ground in the wilderness.

Will you help Central Virginia Battlefields Trust raise $24,500 by the April deadline?

2021 - 25 Years of Preserving America's History

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered, historic battlefields in Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House areas of Virginia. Incorporated in 1996, we have helped preserve over 1,350 acres of historic battlefield terrain where many gave their last full measure. In addition to purchasing land, our mission includes advocacy for battlefield preservation.


We work constructively with local governments in the spirit of mutual benefit and cooperation. We are proud of the positive partnerships cultivated with landowners, preservation organizations, and local governments over the years. Central Virginia Battlefields Trust remains a proactive organization, with continuing battlefield preservation projects and negotiations. 


CVBT focuses on, and is commitment to, our mission of battlefield preservation. By saving this important land we not only increase our ability to study our nation’s past but create much needed Green Space in our ever-disappearing natural landscape.

2021 Annual Conference

October 8-10, 2021

Back to our Roots: Celebrating 25 Years of preserving Battlefields

Learn more about this special weekend celebrating battlefield preservation victories in the past 25 years! Battlefield tours, evening BBQ, Sunday brunch, A. Wilson Greene as the Keynote Speaker, and more.


We’re taking all recommended precautions for the health and safety of guests, including more outdoor settings and self-transportation to the historic tour sites.

Please note that the CVBT 2021 Conference has been moved from April to October.

Marines In The Wilderness -

CVBT'S Newest E-book

Special offer! Fill out a form and you’ll get immediate access to the e-book Battlefield History: Beyond The War - Marine Corps Maneuvers, October 1921. Authored by historian Eric J. Mink the lengthy article originally appeared in a volume of Fredericksburg History & Biography, and with the writer’s permission, has been reformatted with additional photos and preservation details for this special e-book edition. 

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The mission of Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is
to preserve land associated with the four major campaigns: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
Civil War Fredericksburg, VA
Civil War Chancellorsville, VA
Civil War Wilderness, VA
Spotsylvania Civil War Battlefields

We've saved 1,350 acres of

endangered battlefields since 1996!

America's Premier Regional Civil War Battlefield Preservation Organization

Join the CVBT and help us preserve our nation's history!

Civil War Battlefield Preservation

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The places where thousands of Americans gave their lives during the Civil War are rapidly being lost to development. Their suffering and sacrifice deserve our respect for the grounds where they fell. The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has made significant progress toward "preserving dirt and grass" at the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House battlefields. 

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

(540) 374-0900

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 3417

Fredericksburg, VA  22402

Office Address:

1115 A Tyler St

Fredericksburg, VA  22401



The CVBT is an authorized 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of Virginia's Civil War battlefields.  Contributions are tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor for details.


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