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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, the key organization instrumental in preserving historic properties in central Virginia, seized upon the opportunity to become a major player in acquiring the Slaughter Pen farm. As a key part of the story of the historic battle of Fredericksburg, this 205-acre property became available after over 145 years of neglect, yet never falling prey to development. CVBT pledged one million dollars, along with partnership with the national Civil War preservation organization, Civil War Preservation Trust. We designed and developed the fund raising collateral for CVBT, helping tell this unique story, and creating a compelling communications piece to help save this historic property for interpretation for all time.