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American Battlefield Trust Celebrates 100 Million Views on Its Popular YouTube Channel

Frequent video offerings help leading preservation organization expand access to educational content and preserve more battlefield land

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(Washington, D.C.) — With its latest video uploads featuring Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields in Virginia, New Mexico and New York, the American Battlefield Trust’s YouTube channel this week crested the 100 million views mark. Launched in 2009, the popular channel boasts nearly 350,000 subscribers and hosts more than 1,200 original videos.    

“As preservationists and educators, we believe it’s critical to use digital venues such as YouTube to expand access to our educational materials and engage the public with our mission to preserve these hallowed grounds,” said Trust President David Duncan. “It’s especially gratifying to note this milestone as an indicator that audiences are interested in the important work we do and the history of this nation.”  

The Trust’s YouTube video offerings include, among others, battlefield driving tours, virtual field trips, animated battle maps, Untold History videos and the Step Into History: “Then and Now” series, which was recently named a Bronze Winner in Digital & Innovative Experience, Education, Art & Culture in The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards  

“By watching our videos, viewers are helping to preserve battlefield land and helping to educate the American public about the import of this country,” said the Trust’s Chief Historian Garry Adelman. “We see a direct correlation between the videos we make and how much land we are able to preserve.”  

The American Battlefield Trust is dedicated to preserving America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educating the public about what happened there and why it matters today. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has protected more than 58,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War across 155 sites in 25 states. Learn more at www.battlefields.org.