Help Preserve American History - The Give 150 Campaign

by kab

The Civil War was a turning point in our country. Help save Civil War battle sites by donating $1.50 for the 150th anniversary of this important part of American history.

The American Civil War was a turning point in our country. It pitted brother against brother and effected the lives of every American of that time. It changed America and the way we now live. We need to remember and respect this part of our history.

We are losing about 1 acre of Civil War battlefield land every day. This is history that can never be reclaimed.

For the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, consider donating $1.50 to help protect Civil War battlefields throughout our country. History.com started the Give150 Campaign which contributes to money to the Civil War Trust, and The National Park Foundation. These organizations continually work to preserve history.

Official Website of the Give150 Campaign

Sponsered by History.com

History.com's Give150 Campaign
To Protect Civil War Battlefields and American history.

Nearly 20% of America's Civil War battlefields have already been destroyed and only 15% that still exist are are protected as National Parks.

Take a Look at Some Civil War Battlefields

Where will the money go?

Money donated to Give150 will be split betweet these two great organizations:

Civil War Trust
Saving Americas Civil War Battlefields

National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation is the national charitable partner of the National Park Service.

Do you think it is important to protect Civil War battlefields?

Reading About History Doesn't Compare to Seeing It

Reading about a battle is one thing.  It's informative and factual, but it does not even come close to standing on a portion of land and seeing what they saw.  Being able to see the trenches they hid in, being able to walk a hill as they did gives you an appreciation for the fight.  We must protect these places.

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America...
Ballantine Books
$22.00  $5.96

The Civil War Today

By A&E Television Networks Mobile

This iPhone App is a unique and fascenating way to learn about and experience the civil war.  This application will present the news of the Civil War as headlines each day for four years so you can experience the Civil War in real time.

Check it out: The Civil War Today App

Live History!

Battlefields that Need Preserving Right Now

Learn About the Civil War Battlefields

The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guid...
Countryman Press
$19.95  $7.25
The Civil War Battlefield Guide, Seco...
Houghton Mifflin Co
$35.00  $7.98
Civil War Battlefields Then and Now (...
Thunder Bay Press
$12.95  $4.85

Please Donate $1.50

I understand that you are approached my many charities and very worthwhile causes, but I hope you will take the time to donate even this small amount of $1.50 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.  Show your respects to the soldiers who fought and changed our country by protecting the lands they died on. 

Also, please tell your friends and family about this campaign.  Little donations add up to great things.  Put this page on facebook or twitter and maybe you can be the spark that made a difference.

Thanks.

Updated: 11/11/2011, kab
 
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Tolovaj on 06/04/2012

History of every country determines its nation. American history is so important because if we, even if we are not Americans, know more about it, will be able to understand USA's actions in its foreign policy and will understand more about overall world situation.

John Michael on 09/26/2011

The whole legacy of the US Civil War is important...

I just wrote the book about a unique US Army Post - "Images of America - Fort Myer" with origins during the US Civil War when it was known as Fort Whipple.

Michey on 09/21/2011

I agree that we have to preserve history and learn from it! It is a great idea.

Susan52 on 07/05/2011

Great project!

petunia on 07/05/2011

Indeed it is so important that we preserve these battlefields for future generations. And $1.50 is not too much to ask of most people. I hope this effort will be a huge success!

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