Our good friends at The Civil War Trust announced this morning a new identity to better reflect its expanding mission: The American Battlefield Trust. The new umbrella organization will encompass the organization’s efforts to save battlefields from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.
“The Civil War Trust isn’t going away,” the Trust said in making its announcement. “[I]t remains the principal division of the American Battlefield Trust. You’ll continue to see its name and logo whenever we announce a new acquisition opportunity at a Civil War battlefield.”
The former “Campaign 1776” has been renamed “The Revolutionary War Trust” as part of the effort and, like the Civil War Trust, continue on as a distinct division within the umbrella organization.
Watch President Jim Lighthizer’s video message here. The Trust also posted a FAQ page for folks who have questions about how they’ve come to this point and what lies ahead. They also have a general introductory video on their news page.
The Trust’s former website, www.civilwar.org, will now be www.battlefields.org.