From Our Supporters

We are always eager to learn more about why our supporters are passionate about Civil War history and battlefield preservation. These are stories from Civil War Trust supporters and history enthusiasts.


Arthur Costan

Arthur Costan

Words From Our Supporter: Arthur Costan

“I think battlefield preservation is important because we are talking about ground that has been made sacred by the spilling of blood…it is important to remember the passions involved in this conflict and the huge sacrifice of life…”

 
 
 
 
 


Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young

Words From Our Supporter: Elizabeth Young

“Being able to go to a battlefield and see the place where my ancestors fought is priceless. Without the work of the Civil War Trust and others that wouldn’t be possible.”

 
 
 
 
 
 


Ronald Silver

Ronald Silver

Words From Our Supporter: Ronald Silver

“I support the Civil War Trust because they have done a remarkable job leveraging private funds along with matching grants, and public dollars to save critical sites.”

 
 
 
 
 
 


Bernard Paul

Bernard Paul

Words From Our Supporter: Bernard Paul

“Your work is food for my soul. I want to visit every place where the Armies clashed, and learn about the tactics, heroism and victory (or defeat) of my personal heroes…If we don’t do this work, it will be too late for anyone else to do it.”

 
 
 
 


Holly Seavitt

Holly Seavitt

Words From Our Supporter: Holly Seavitt

“The Civil War Trust keeps their stories alive. How wonderful is that….to keep these brave soldiers from being totally forgotten.”

 
 
 
 
 
 


Norman Dykstra

Norman Dykstra

Words From Our Supporter: Norman Dykstra

“The Civil War Trust keeps their stories alive. How wonderful is that….to keep these brave soldiers from being totally forgotten.”

 
 
 
 
 
 


Words From Our Supporter: Brian Musselwhite

“I support the Civil War Trust because I know that any contributions I give are used wisely for their main purpose of preserving and interpreting battlefields.”