Monthly Archives: June 2017

Champion Hill Preservation

The Civil War Trust has thanked us for our preservation donation:

From: Molly Nesbitt
Date: June 21, 2017 at 12:24:52 PM PDT
To: [Peninsula Civil War Round Table]
Subject: Thank You! Victory at Champion Hill!

Dear Peninsula Civil War Round Table,

Thank you, fellow preservationist! Thanks to your generosity, we have officially declared victory on our most recent acquisition at Champion Hill! This 319-acre property runs along the historic Middle Road, traversed by Jackson Creek, and brings us to a total 795 acres saved at this key Mississippi battlefield.

As renowned British military historian J.F.C. Fuller wrote: “The drums of Champion’s Hill sounded the doom of Richmond.” Champion Hill battlefield is the site of the largest, bloodiest, and most consequential action of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. The 1863 Union victory at Champion Hill was instrumental in forcing the Confederate Army into a doomed position inside the entrenched fortress of Vicksburg.

The Trust aims to transfer this property to the National Park Service for stewardship and interpretation as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park as soon as possible. Generations to come can visit and learn from this protected land!

Outstanding! Thank you, again, on behalf of our nation’s past, present, and future!


Molly Nesbitt
Development Associate | Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington DC, 20005
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