Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
Veterans began the modern battlefield preservation movement. Almost as soon as the guns fell silent, Civil War veterans started erecting memorials to their units and fallen brothers — and revisiting the hallowed grounds to tell their stories.
To honor those who fought, the American Battlefield Trust and our members are committed to protecting battlefields, facilitating visitation to these hallowed grounds, and inspiring Americans of all ages to discover their past.
Photo above: Civil War veterans on the Gettysburg Battlefield during the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion.