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Save 36 Acres of Hallowed Ground at Two Virginia Taverns

Save irreplaceable battlefield land at two Virginia taverns, while quadrupling the impact of your donation dollar! Your help is needed to close on both properties by the end of 2020.

The first tract includes just over 30 acres of twice-hallowed ground at Cold Harbor Tavern that saw action in both the 1862 Battle of Gaines’ Mill and the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor. The second tract includes almost 6 acres at Trevilian Station, located around the Netherland Tavern.

The Opportunity

With a combination of federal grants and support from the Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation, plus an incredibly generous grant from our longtime major partner, the HTR Foundation — the single largest donor in our history — and the generosity of members like you, we only need $201,000 of the total $932,000 transaction value in order to save this land for all time.

Join this important effort to save 36 acres at two Virginia Taverns and take advantage of a $4.64-to-$1 match of your donation dollar, more than quadrupling your donation’s impact!

The Background 

Whether wearing blue or gray, Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and countless other men fought, walked, reflected, and even slept on the land at one of these two taverns — the Old Cold Harbor Tavern and the Netherland Tavern at Trevilian Station.

Cold Harbor Tavern

The first tract includes just over 30 acres of twice-hallowed ground at Cold Harbor Tavern that saw action in both the 1862 Battle of Gaines’ Mill and the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, which took its name from the tavern that originally stood on this property.

Netherland Tavern

The second tract includes almost 6 acres at Trevilian Station, located around the Netherland Tavern, which is arguably the most significant historic land on the first day’s battlefield and the place where George Armstrong Custer made his “first last stand.” 

My fellow preservationists, let me echo the words of Wade Hampton for a moment: ‘I propose to fight.’ Today, I propose that you and I fight as well, to preserve the battlefield lands all across this country that not only saw sacrifice and service, but that shaped our nation’s history.
David N. Duncan, American Battlefield Trust President

SAVE 36 ACRES AT TWO VIRGINIA TAVERNS

36
ACRES TARGETED
$4.64-to-$1
$201,000
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Cold Harbor - June 3, 1864

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