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.
Did You Know?
In 2003, a monument to the 7th Michigan Infantry was placed where that unit crossed the Rappahannock River into the streets of Fredericksburg. It was the first Union regiment to cross the river during the Battle of Fredericksburg.The monument is on Sophia Street at the foot of Hawke Street.