Help Preserve 29 Acres at Gettysburg & Second Deep Bottom
We have the opportunity to permanently preserve 20 new acres at Gettysburg, plus another nine acres at Second Deep Bottom that are adjacent to lands we’ve already saved!
The total purchase cost of these irreplaceable lands is $1.298 million. However, with anticipated grants from some of our other best partners, including our friends at the HTR Foundation, we’re left with only $43,650 to raise.
Join us in saving this hallowed ground and taking advantage of an amazing $29.70- to-$1 match.
The Land History
The first is a 20-acre tract a few miles southwest of Gettysburg that hosted a see-saw action pitting Union cavalry against Confederate cavalry and infantry, during Pickett’s Charge.
This remarkable tract is immediately adjacent to a parcel we preserved 10 years ago, and across the road from another. It’s a missing piece, and so important to telling the Gettysburg story!
Second Deep Bottom
The second property is a nine-acre parcel at Second Deep Bottom, where a generous preservationist is working with the Trust to preserve this hallowed ground.
This Confederate victory resulted from a Union thrust toward Richmond, and this tract saw real deal combat on the Confederate left flank and a crumbling Union right, likely where the 9th U.S. Colored Troops made a determined fight.
We’ve saved 223 acres at Second Deep Bottom already, and now, with your help, we have the chance to save nine more.
Keep the mission marching forward
Between the escalating prices and the competition to purchase the land before the developers and companies get a hold of it... this won’t be a guaranteed preservation victory without you.
Despite the challenges we face — we cannot relent or retreat. Which is why we must rely so heavily on our members — patriotic Americans like you.
And thanks to your support, we are also able to apply for federal and state funding that multiplies your donations and gives us a fighting chance to purchase hallowed ground before developers and corporations do.
Please make your most generous contribution toward the preservation price of these 29 acres of sacred battlefield.