Saving History Saturday: Preserving 5 Acres at Gettysburg

News adapted from American Battlefield Trust

American Battlefield Trust needs your help today so that they can buy and eventually restore 5 key acres of battlefield land at Gettysburg. The first is a four-acre tract of land near Culp’s Hill that contains the Battlefield Military Museum and the second is a nearly 1-acre tract at the often-neglected South Cavalry Field.

These two special tracts of land have a total value of $2.24 million. That’s a huge number! Luckily, thanks to previously received contributions from generous supporters, combined with anticipated government grants and a few large private gifts, about 83% of the needed funds are lined up. But the Trust still needs to raise the remaining $384,720 to save this land forever. That is no easy task, and it’s time to hurry. If successful, key missing pieces of Gettysburg Battlefield will be added to the hallowed ground we have worked together to faithfully protect — through a combination of determination, cultivation, and negotiation — for well over a decade along the roads leading to Gettysburg.

Learn more about this Gettysburg preservation opportunity or donate here: https://www.battlefields.org/give/save-battlefields/protect-five-key-acres-gettysburg

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