Battlefield Preservation

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Contribute to our Battlefield Preservation Fund
The Civil War Round Table of Chicago has a passionate dedication to American Civil War historic battlefield site preservation. It is a major component of our mission. The importance of honoring these hallowed grounds cannot be overemphasized. We encourage members to contribute to our Battlefield Preservation Fund on a regular basis. We’re proud of our generous record of cash donations to battlefield restoration and preservation campaigns throughout the country.

Our Mission:
The Battlefield Preservation Fund Committee of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago advocates for Civil War battlefield site preservation through fund-raising and consciousness-raising (i.e., education). With the moral and financial support as well as the input of Round Table members, the committee contributes to a variety of preservation groups and efforts.

The committee actively seeks to cultivate both the interest and the input of Round Table members; we request that members with knowledge of and concern for worthy preservation projects provide that information to the committee for its consideration.

Information about current battlefield preservation efforts can be found at The Civil War News

The Wilderness Battlefield and National Park Locust Grove, Orange County, Virginia Linda Wheeler, Washington Post, August 25, 2009

We welcome donations anytime. The Chicago Civil War Roundtable is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Your donation is fully deductible as permitted by law.

To donate please contact:
Rob Girardi at

or mail your donation to:
Brian Seiter
9812 S. California
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Please make your check payable to The Civil War Roundtable of Chicago

Current Battlefield Preservation Fund Committee
Brian Seiter, Committee Chair/Treasurer
Rob Girardi
Mary Munsell Abroe
Michael Weeks
Jim Cunningham
Larry Gibbs
Cindy Heckler
Marshall Krolick
Randy Doler
Dave Zucker
Cindy Heckler, CWRT of Chicago President
Jim Cunningham, CWRT of Chicago Treasurer

Our recent Battlefield Preservation Fund recipients include:

  Civil War Preservation Trust:

  • Civil War Trust for Brandy Station
  • Civil War Trust for Reed's Bridge (Chickamauga)
  • Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservatin Association
  • Deep Bottom, Virginia
  • Glendale, Virginia
  • Morris Island
  • Sailors Creek
  • Slaughter Pen
  • Camp Wildcat, Kentucky Battlefield
  • James Island, South Carolina
  • Kernstown Battlefield Association
  • Mill Springs, Kentucky Battlefield
  • Save Historic Antietam Foundation
  • Mt. Zion Church (architectural preservation purposes)
  • Save Historic Antietam Foundation
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation

  • The CWRT’s Battlefield Preservation Committee made almost $5,000 in donations in the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.
    The donations include:

    Save Historic Antietam Foundation: $500

    U. S. Grant Association: $500

    Civil War Trust (Color Bearer): $1,000 Save the Dalton Battlefields: $500 Georgia Battlefields

    Association: $1,000 Resaca Battlefield: $1,000

    A donation to the Sons of Union Veterans for the Rosehill Cemetery Veterans Day and Memorial Day events will be forthcoming.

    As can be seen, everybody’s donations are being put to good use!

  • The Links page will direct you to the Civil War Preservation Trust and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust.