Speak Out to Protect American History

Save it. Don't pave it. Stop building on battlefields.

Save it. Don't pave it. Stop building on battlefields.

Speak Out

Use Your Voice to Protect American History

There is only one national organization working to save America's battlefields today and for future generations: The American Battlefield Trust. We can’t save these threatened battlefields alone—we need help from concerned citizens like you. Please see our current actions below.

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Explore Opportunities to Speak Out

Explore our current opportunities on the map below or scroll down to search our complete list.
Replica civil war quarters with an Autumn backdrop at Bristoe Station Battlefield in Bristow, VA.
Ward off Development at Bristoe Station

The Trammell Crow Company has proposed a development that would stretch across several properties within the historic core of the Bristoe Station Battlefield. Please voice your opposition to this project so it can be considered by local decision makers.

Protect the Heart of Chancellorsville Battlefield

Voice concerns to to local leaders about the overwhelming negative impact this development proposal would have on the Chancellorsville Battlefield.

Don't Let Vicksburg's Impact Erode

In early 2020, torrential rainfalls caused catastrophic destruction at Vicksburg National Military Park. Tell Congress they should move swiftly to fund the required studies and see that the park is reopened to the public as quickly as possible.

Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Va.
Fight Against Development Threats in Culpeper County

Use your voice to tell officials to create protocols for evaluating solar and data center proposals before they approve any more spot zoning.

Wyse Fork Battlefield, N.C.
Protect the Site of the Second Largest Battle Fought in North Carolina

A proposed new interchange would erase a significant part of the battlefield and damage interpretation efforts, while endangering already preserved land and undermining future preservation opportunities.

New Battlefield State Park Coming to Virginia

Please take a moment to sign our letter of thanks to Governor Youngkin, his staff, and Virginia’s General Assembly for the care they expressed and the actions they took to safeguard Virginia’s history.

A photo of Manassas National Battlefield Park next to a photo of sprawling data center development in Loudon County.
Protect Virginia Battlefields from Massive Data Centers

Our nation’s unprotected battlefields are facing a new generation of aggressive new threats: massive data center. We believe it is important to preserve and protect these hallowed grounds. If you agree, please take a moment to sign our petition and...

Stop the Largest Rezoning in Orange County History

Help stop the largest rezoning effort in Orange County, Va. history! Use your voice to take a stand against massive development impacting The Wilderness Battlefield.

Sunrise at Manassas National Battlefield Park, Va.
Stop the Prince William Digital Gateway
Help Protect Manassas Battlefield

Help show the depth of public opposition to the Prince William Digital Gateway – proposed to become the largest data center campus in the world – by raising your voice with local leaders.  

The Minute Man by Daniel Chester French, Minute Man National Historic Park, Middlesex County, Mass.
Limit Airport Expansion Near Lexington & Concord

As we approach the 250th anniversary of the “shot heard ’round the world” at Lexington & Concord, a plan to expand a nearby airfield could worsen noise, air, and traffic problems. Act now: voice your concerns before May 10, 2024.

Buddy Secor
Help Hold the Line Against Emerging Battlefield Threats
Your gift to support the Trust's advocacy work allows us to protect battlefields against inappropriate development.
Harold Mendoza
Battlefield Advocacy for Young People
Under 18? Just because you can’t vote yet doesn’t mean you can’t make your powerful voice heard. Take a look here for tips and recommendations.