“I just love those maps that you guys send to me.” It is a sentiment that we hear often, referencing one of our cornerstone initiatives — a quest to accurately and dynamically map the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the American Civil War.
The American Battlefield Trust and its members have preserved more than 52,000 acres of battlefield land across 143 battlefields, in 24 states. Other than physically walking across the hallowed ground that we have saved together, the best way to illustrate the importance of the properties we have preserved is through our battle maps.
We've created hundreds of maps detailing the action at major battles and now – for the first time ever – we have collected the maps of iconic battles of the Civil War’s Eastern Theater into a single volume. From First Bull Run to the Surrender at Appomattox Court House, you can follow the major action of the Eastern Theater as it unfolded by utilizing this unparalleled collection of maps.