Type of Place

Civil War Battlefield Conservation


There are a total of 384 principal Civil War battlefields, designated by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission back in 1993.  The condition of these battlefields is alarming: more than 220 of them are not protected. Of the 162 that have protection, some are large enough to honor the soldiers and to enable visitors to understand the battle—others are too small or fragmented. The successes in battlefield preservation today are the result of efforts by both the private and public sectors. The Fund has been able to protect land at 83 battlefields in 14 states.  Many of these projects have been made possible through our Civil War Battlefield Campaign. This campaign enables us to work in partnerships to protect land, provide comprehensive information on the 384 principal Civil War battlefields and to honor those that fought and died in the war. 

Projects

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Alabama

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Alabama

Day’s Gap Battlefield, site of a critical Civil War battle in Morgan and Cullman counties, Alabama, remains much as...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Arkansas

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Arkansas

Recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park conserves the site where...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in the Civil War, the battle of Antietam took place on September 17,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Gettysburg

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Gettysburg

The history of the United States hung in the balance on the first three days of July 1863, as...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Georgia

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Georgia

Rocky Face Ridge is the site of the start of the Union Army’s Atlanta Campaign. U.S. Major General Sherman,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Kentucky

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Kentucky

The Fund was part of a partnership that worked to protect key lands at the center of the Perryville Battlefield...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

At the Fund, we believe America’s history is found in our landscapes.  By conserving significant landscapes, we can ensure our nation’s...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Mississippi

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Mississippi

The Conservation Fund’s work to protect Civil War battlefield sites in Mississippi highlights its dedication to preserving the state’s...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Pilot Knob Missouri’s vital role in the Civil War peaked in the late summer of 1864. Each side needed decisive...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Glorieta Pass  In March 1862, while Confederates from Texas battled a combined force of U. S. Regulars and volunteers from...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Averasboro We were able to help protect more than 80 acres of what was the Confederate line at the Battle of Averasboro,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Franklin In partnership with the Franklin and Williamson County Heritage Foundation, the Fund protected nearly 60 acres on Roper’s Knob,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

The Conservation Fund has helped protect a dozen Civil War battlefields across the state of Virginia. Beaver Dam Creek We protected 236 acres...