Rocks and winter vegetation along the bank of the Potomac River

Rocks along the bank of the Potomac River, Shepherdstown Battlefield, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Matt Brant

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What you should know this month

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December Giveaway

We hope you’re excited as we are to start using your new American Battlefield Trust calendar! We’re kicking off our 2022 Calendar interactions with a giveaway. Take the short quiz below by December 31, 2021, to be entered for a chance to win a set of our two battle map books:

Monthly Highlights

While the end of the year is approaching, it does not spell a lull in the defining conflicts of America’s early history. From December 11-15, 1862, the largest and deadliest battle of the Civil War raged during the Battle of Fredericksburg. In retaliation of the Tea Act of 1773, the Sons of Liberty boarded ships docked in Griffin’s Wharf on December 16, 1773, threw tea into the harbor, and increased tension that would explode into the American Revolution. While the American Revolution was brewing, the War of 1812 was coming to a close when the Treaty of Ghent was signed in Ghent, United Netherlands, current-day Belgium, on December 24, 1814. Learn more about the battles and historical events that occurred in December below!


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