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STAND WHERE HISTORY HAPPENED

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

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

We SAVE It!

Join us to advance the 27 year legacy of saving places where history happened at

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

CVBT 2023 Annual Conference Announced!
See CVBT News Below

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Help Save our Battlefields

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We are getting Close!

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). We're asking you to help us raise $100,000 to save these two acres, as well as fulfill our pledge to our friends at the American Battlefield Trust in preserving 42 acres just a few hundred yards west of this tract at Dowdall's Tavern.

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Almost there!

The opportunity to save a key piece of land along Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville, including the historic tavern location!

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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Beckham Tract

The opportunity to finish part of a preservation puzzle and save an artillery position from
Jackson's Flank Attack!

The opportunity to finish part of a preservation puzzle and save an artillery position from Jackson's Flank Attack! This 1.2 acres of hallowed ground will complete battlefield preservation efforts at the intersection of historic Orange Turnpike (Route 3) and Orange Plank Road. 

CVBT Joins Coalition, Advocating For The Wilderness Battlefield 
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CVBT NEWS

 

CVBT Announces 2023 Annual Conference - October 6th - 8th , 2023

1863: Chancellorsville - The Crossroads of Fire

Rare Tour of Stonewall Jackson's winter headquarters, Moss Neck" announced!

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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.
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We've saved over 1,700 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!

ACT NOW!

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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