Preserving a Key Turning Point at the Wilderness

I’m pleased to be helping the American Battlefield Trust (ABT) and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) raise money to preserve a piece of the Wilderness battlefield. ABT asked me to do a little battlefielding on behalf of the project last week, which centers on ground first occupied by Confederate Brig. Gen. Cullen Battle’s Alabama brigade on May 5, 1864.

I’m especially honored to be part of this project because, for anyone who donates $64 or more, ABT will send them a free copy of my book Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness. There are only 1864 copies available of this limited “preservation edition,” though!

You can pitch in to help save this land at


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