Sunday, June 19, 2011
More Preservation Opportunities
Fortunately, I have been sounding like a broken record in regards to preservation over the last year. Here are some more opportunities that have come down the pipeline from the Civil War Trust. First is an update on the Slaughter Pen Farm at Fredericksburg, which was saved 5 years ago, but not fully paid off; 60% of the mortgage on the property is paid, with another 5 million dollars still needed to finalize the purchase. This is an extremely important piece of property, and core battlefield land in relation to the battle of Fredericksburg. Here is where you can donate towards the Slaughter Pen property. Also, there is an opportunity to acquire a 1.4 acre tract on route 20 near the Wilderness battlefield, just off of Rt. 3. Here you will find information how to donate to preserve this piece of land. For more information on the battle of the Wilderness, including maps of this preservation opportunity, go here. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!