Our Mission

The Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the site of the Civil War battle at Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

The battle fought here on September 19 and 20, 1862, brought to an end the Army of Northern Virginia’s Maryland Campaign and was a significant factor in General Robert E. Lee’s decision to retreat farther into the Shenandoah Valley.

The battle is of significant historical value to our nation and a valuable West Virginia Landmark.

Core SBPA principles that guide membership activities and programs:

  1. Recruit volunteers to assist in the management and / or improvement of battlefield properties including the riverside park, Cement Mill and Faraway Farm.
  2. Promote education about and knowledge of the battle through tours, activities, and other programs.
  3. Insure the opinions and concerns of local community members and neighbors of the battlefield are represented in discussions about management of the battlefield properties.