Yesterday I received an interesting e-newsletter from the Civil War Trust. According to their mission statement, they are the largest non-profit organization (501-C3) in the US that is devoted to the preservation of America’s endangered Civil War battlefields. They also promote “educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war’s history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.”
You may recall the numerous posts I wrote about Uzal Trowbridge who died during the Battle of Gaines’ Mill. Well, interestingly the Trust has an opportunity to preserve 285 acres of the former battlefield that have become available for purchase. They need to raise $1.2 million, and donations are being matched at $2.67 for every $1.00 donated. The Trust states that if they can save this battleground it will be one of their greatest achievements thus far. The additional 285 acres will expand what of the battlefield is currently preserved by 400 percent.
For more information about this extremely worthwhile cause, visit their website. Sounds like you can trust that your donations, if made, will be in good hands. They have a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator.