thank you for Helping Save a Significant portion of the Spotyslvania Battlefield:
"Fifth Corps Brock Road Tract"
We have gained on the $205,000 appeal goal but still have a way to go. There is now an opportunity to double your donation with $1 to $1 matching money to pay down the remaining $85,000.
Multiply Your Donation and Let's Finish the Fight!
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Preserves Significant Spotsylvania Battlefield Land
The Fredericksburg based Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has just closed on 14.4 acres, three adjoining parcels, of important land on the Spotsylvania battlefield with an investment of $205,000.00. The CVBT has preserved over 1,200 acres of local battlefield land since its inception in 1996. This important piece of our history now adds to that impressive total.
May 7th, 1864, after intense fighting in the Wilderness both Generals Lee and Grant faced each other, neither accomplishing their goals. grant failed to destroy Lee and Lee had failed to drive Grant away. A Union aide wrote, "There lay both armies, each behind its breastworks, panting and exhausted, and scowling at each other." That morning Grant ordered Meade to make "all preparations for a night march to Spotsylvania"
how to make a donation
Checks payable to:
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust
P.O. Box 3417
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
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