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The American Battlefield Trust’s Color Bearers are the true leaders of the Civil War battlefield preservation movement. Now it’s never been easier to join the ranks of the Color Bearers. Rather than making a single large membership donation each year, many supporters have expressed an interest in an installment payment plan.


Benefits of Being a Color Bearer

By registering for an automatic monthly credit charge, many contributors find they are able to upgrade their membership level significantly. Each successive level of support enjoys all benefits of the previous levels.

All Members Receive

  • An annual subscription to Hallowed Ground, our award-winning magazine.
  • 10-12 high-quality American Battlefield Trust battlefield maps per year.
  • Invitations to exclusive historian-led battlefield tours (both virtual and in-person "pop-up" tours).

  • An invitation to our exclusive Donor Thank You Weekend in spring.

  • A 25% discount off an annual subscription to Valorous TV. 



Regimental Color Bearer - $1000 ($84/month)

  • Receive invitations to exclusive historian-led battlefield tours, including a specially selected tour in conjunction with the annual conference.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive Donor Thank You weekend in spring.
  • Receive special recognition in printed materials at the annual conference.
  • Name is listed on the annual “Roll Call of Honor” in Hallowed Ground.
  • Receive invitation to an exclusive “Author’s Dinner” with a noted Civil War author or historian at the annual conference.

Brigade Color Bearer - $2500 ($209/month)

  • Receive an invitation to The Grand Review, an annual, intimate dinner gathering to be held at a unique Civil War-related site, with appropriate recognition in the event program.

Division Color Bearer - $5000 ($417/month)

  • Division Color Bearers will have annual conference fees waived for yourself and one guest.

Corps Color Bearers - $10000 ($834/month)

  • Upon request, receive personal genealogical research services to identify your Civil War ancestors.
  • Corps Color Bearers will also have annual conference fees waived for yourself and three additional guests.

National Color Bearer - $25000 ($2084/month)

  • Upon request, offered a personal tour for you and up to four guests at the Civil War battlefield of your choice.
  • National Color Bearers will also have annual conference fees waived for yourself and four additional guests.


Full membership donation is tax deductible, if you don't take advantage of the benefits offered. For your convenience, please review our 2018-2019 Color Bearers tax deduction information page for more details.

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The American Battlefield Trust is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Our federal ID number is 54-1426643

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. Please consult an attorney or financial consultant. References to estate and income tax include federal taxes only; individual state taxes vary and may have further impact on results.