Every day, more battleground in Central Virginia is threatened, but thanks to your interest and support, land is saved to remember the sacrifices and stories from the Civil War and to allow each generation to learn and appreciate the past.
2020 - 24 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 1,300 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.
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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Seeks to Preserve Land Across from Fredericksburg National Cemetery - December 2016
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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.
We've saved 1,300 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!
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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.