The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced state grants to protect land at 10 battlefields, including two in our backyard.
The first of its kind in the nation, the annual funds save sites from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War. This year’s grants will be awarded to two nonprofit partners in battlefield preservation: the American Battlefield Trust and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
The former will be awarded $895,000 to acquire 430 acres of battlefields, including Rappahannock Station II in Culpeper County. The latter will be awarded $255,000 to purchase, in part, an easement over 130 acres of farmland in Shenandoah County that figured in the Battle of Tom’s Brook.