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Honor Jim Lighthizer's 20 Years

Honor Jim Lighthizer's 20 Years

Your gift of $50 or more will include a book of battle maps

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At battlefield after battlefield, all across America, you and your fellow Trust members have held the line against those who would pave over our country’s honored past. 

Little by little, year by year, dollar by dollar, map by map, and victory by victory, you’ve helped to save nearly 52,000 historically priceless acres of battlefields. Thanks to your tireless support, future generations can go to these places to learn about their nation’s history and why what happened on those outdoor classrooms is still important to us today.

But we can’t rest while tens of thousands of hallowed acres remain unprotected. That’s why we’re asking you to please make your most generous possible contribution to save ALL of the remaining unprotected hallowed ground in America in honor of Jim Lighthizer's 20 years of service. 

And as Our Way of Saying Thank You...

Over the last 20 years, the Trust has created dozens of maps detailing the action of hundreds of battles. Now, for the first time in book form, we have collected the maps of some of the most iconic battles of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War into one volume.

We are planning on a series of map books which will be available over the next few years as gifts to supporters like you, or to sell to the public to generate additional revenue for battlefield preservation, education and interpretation.

The highly anticipated first edition of Battle Maps of the Civil War: The Eastern Theater will be yours with our compliments for a gift of $50 or more today. If you can give $75 or more, we’ll send you two copies, one for you and one to pass on to a friend, family member, or even better, a grandchild, to spark their love of history!

If you’d like to give the gift of preservation to a history buff in your life with a donation of any amount in their name, you can send a personalized message letting them know with one of our e-cards. For a gift of $50 or more, we’ll gladly send them their own copy when it ships.

Please consider making your most generous gift now to begin the year on the strongest possible footing and receive your copy of Battle Maps of the Civil War: The Eastern Theater

Like never before, it is up to you and me to ensure that these hallowed places are preserved, both to honor those who fought there, and also to ensure the freedom of our country in the years to come.
Jim Lighthizer, American Battlefield Trust president
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