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A History of Battlefield Preservation and the Emergence of the Civil War Trust
By Bob Zeller
ISBN 9780998811208
$17. 95  448 pages 17 Maps 20 color photos

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, Fighting the Second Civil War: A History of Battlefield Preservation and the Emergence of the Civil War Trust, by Bob Zeller explores the work of the Civil War Trust – the most successful heritage land preservation organization in American history.  A pointedly human story of how a grassroots citizens group founded in 1987 has grown to save more than 70 square miles at 132 American Civil War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Bob Zeller, a writer, historian and journalist, is the author or co-author of some 20 books, mostly about Civil War photography and motorsports. He is the co-founder and president of the non-profit Center for Civil War Photography, the editor of its Battlefield Photographer journal and has written for numerous publications, including the Trust’s Hallowed Ground magazine. 


The Civil War Trust is the premier nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 46,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states. Learn more at www.civilwar.org.

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