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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

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Preservation

Stonewall and Sunken Road Fredericksburg Va.

The Sunken Road at Fredericksburg.

Preservation of historic places is a key element in historic interpretation and to understanding our nations past. Yet the National Park Service can not do it alone. Groups such as the Civil War Preservation Trust and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust are essential to the survival of countless acres of land as well as historic structures across Virginia and the United States. Their efforts allow future generations of Americans to visit and learn from historically significant sites that could be lost forever. For more information on battlefield preservation see the links below and learn how you can help.

The Civil War Preservation Trust

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield

Save Historic Antietam Foundation

The Brandy Station Foundation

Did You Know?

Todd's Tavern

The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.