Saving History Saturday: Current Battlefield Preservation Projects
This month we are going to look at several preservation organizations that have battlefield projects that they are currently fundraising for.
The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) has two newer projects in Virginia that they are fundraising for. The projects are to save 97-acres at Brandy Station and 7-acres at Cedar Mountain. ABT’s looking to raise $225,000 to preserve these 104 total acres. The Brandy Station property is just to the northeast of Fleetwood Hill and will connect previously preserved lands. You can learn more here.
The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is currently raising money for land on Stonewall Jackson’s Flank Attack at Chancellorsville. They are fundraising to finish off their commitment to ABT for the Dowdall’s Tavern projects, as well as an additional 2-acre parcel just to the east of the Dowdall’s Tavern property. CVBT’s goal is $30,000, and you can learn more about CVBT’s project here.
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is currently working to preserve 35-acres of the Hupp’s Hill battlefield at Cedar Creek. This land sits between two other parcels that are already preserved and is bordered by Cedar Creek on a third side. SVBF is trying to raise $180,000 for this project, and you can click here to learn more about it.
In the coming months, we will continue to look at all aspects of preservation, saving and telling the story of Civil War history.