‘New’ bat­tle­fields

Rappahannock News - - FROM PAGE ONE -

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.

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