Slaughter Pen Farm, Fredericksburg, Va.

Slaughter Pen Farm, Fredericksburg, Va.

Buddy Secor

Slaughter Pen Farm

A Victory 16 Years in the Making

In March 2006, the Trust announced the most ambitious private battlefield acquisition project in American history — a $12 million fundraising campaign to purchase the 208-acre Slaughter Pen Farm on the southern end of the Fredericksburg Battlefield. It took more than 16 years, but in June 2022, the Trust finally claimed victory at Slaughter Pen Farm. The final payment on the long-term loan was made in May 2022 – two years early. It remains the largest and most complex private battlefield preservation effort in the nation’s history. 

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