Tree at dusk at Shiloh National Military Park, Tenn.

Shiloh, Tennessee. "Shiloh Oak" was the Grand Prize winner in the American Battlefield Trust's 2014 Photo Contest.

Mike Talplacido


Support the American Battlefield Trust

There is only one national organization working to save America's historic battlefields today and preserve them for future generations: The American Battlefield Trust. We cannot save these threatened battlefields alone—we need help from concerned citizens like you.

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We are Effective

The American Battlefield Trust has saved more than 50,000 acres of battlefield land. Since 2001, the American Battlefield Trust has saved four times more battlefield land than even the National Park Service. Index of Saved Land »

We are Efficient

The American Battlefield Trust prides ourself on being an efficient, high-output organization. We employ a minimum of paid staff and our offices are certainly not high-end. We prefer to put every dollar we can into saving battlefield land. American Battlefield has earned our tenth consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator »

We Magnify your Donations

Through the innovative use of matching grants, we routinely multiply every $1 donated by our members by a factor of three or more; meaning, the power of your donations will be greatly magnified towards saving battlefields. See our list of current preservation opportunities »

We are Accountable

Simply put, we do what we say we are going to do. Compare us to other groups you support; success in our mission is tangible, measurable and verifiable. Judge our success by walking every acre of hallowed ground you help save. Our results will last forever.
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Also to be Noted…

The American Battlefield Trust doesn't accept government funds for operating expenses, and because the battlefields are so threatened, we don't have an endowment to fund—there is no time. All gifts are put to work purchasing and protecting battlefield land immediately.