Tarheels During the Civil War

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Huge Preservation Opportunity

Boy what a busy year the CWPT is having. This is a good thing however, that so much prime acreage has become available for preservation. It already has been a huge year for preservation, with opportunities at Gettysburg, Franklin, Second Manassas, Bentonville, Brandy Station and others. Now we have 49 acres of core battlefield available at the Wilderness, right smack dab in the middle of NPS property incorporating portions of the Saunders Field fight and Gordon's May 6th flank attack. With the whole Wal-Mart controversy still raging in the area, not to mention the encroaching development, it would be a monumental coup in my opinion, if this land was saved.  As always, if you are not a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust, please think about joining, or at the least donating. They are the nations best historic preservation organization, as their track record speaks for itself. CWPT can be found here. Also, here is the map with the target property.

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