Preserve Battlefields Under Threat
Derek Ralston


Battlefields under threat

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Battlefields are part of our national heritage, scenes of struggle and sacrifice where American soldiers lost their lives. The American Battlefield Trust is working to preserve these “hallowed grounds,” as Abraham Lincoln called them, so that future generations can learn from them and can learn to appreciate their hard-won freedom. 

Our Mission: Save Battlefields



The American Battlefield Trust works to save America’s endangered battlefield sites and, through educational programs, inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.


The New Umbrella Organization

The Civil War Trust has formed the American Battlefield Trust, an umbrella organization that will build upon the Civil War Trust’s success in protecting our nation’s endangered battlefields

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Current Preservation Opportunities