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Preserving our Nations Battlefields Allows Us To

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Sprawl in Central Virginia is rampant. Every day, Civil War hallowed ground is lost.

Green Spaces along with them.

Join us to advance the 28 year legacy of saving places where history happened at

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House.

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Help Save our Historic Battlefields


CVBT Announces 2024 Annual Conference September 13th - 15th , 2024

Seventy Square Miles of Hell!

  The Mine Run Campaign and The Wilderness

     Tickets Going Quickly!

CVBT 2024 Annual Conference



CVBT Announces Blow Out Sale! Our popular annual publication, Fredericksburg History and Biography, originally $14.95 are now being liquidated $3.00 each!

Wilderness Battlefield Named to Nations Top 11 Most Endangered Historical Sites for 2024!

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, Inc. joins the American Battlefield Trust, and others, as a plaintiff in appeal of Wilderness Crossing Development decision.


“A project of this magnitude is unprecedented for this significantly historical area,” said CVBT Board President Tom Van Winkle. “Orange County apparently failed to follow proper procedures and also failed to reply to several queries from the National Park Service and other public entities. CVBT will continue to advocate to do the right thing for the area and our nation’s history.”



Beckham Tract
Battlefield Restoration

Help us with this opportunity to restore one of CVBT's "Jackson" Flank Attack Properties!

We have saved it, now we must reclaim the battlefield!

Please assist the CVBT in the next phase of reclaiming the Beckham property and restoring it to it's  battlefield appearance so we may stand on the ground and envision what the combatants experienced in 1863.

Stonewall Property

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Help Us Cross the Finish Line!

The opportunity to save a key piece of land along Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville, including the location where the Stonewall Brigade bivouacked on May 2, 1863. 

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust continues its process of piecing together the parcels of land that saw major fighting during Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's famous May 2, 1863, flank attack. This new tract, known as Stonewall Brigade III, adds acreage to two properties CVBT preserved in 2012 (9.2 acres) and 2016 (1.6 acres).

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Your donations have allowed CVBT to meet our pledge to the American Battlefield Trust in partnership saving this important land!

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, in partnership with the American Battlefield Trust, has a unique opportunity to save nearly the site of Dowdall’s Tavern, which was the headquarters of the Union XI Corps. At stake is a 42-acre tract of land that was the site of the Buschbeck Line, during Jackson's Flank Attack.

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The mission of Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is
to preserve land associated with the four major campaigns: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, and the Overland Campaign, including the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House.
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Wilderness Battlefield
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Civil War Wilderness, VA
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CVBT Has Saved Nearly 2,000 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!


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, Mine Run, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House battlefields. 

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