Battlefield Protection Program Is A Step Closer To Preserving Appomattox Property

american battlefield protection programThe purchase of historical property just outside the boundary of the Surrender Grounds in Appomattox is expected to be finalized this summer. The three-acre piece of land, where the last battle occurred before the end of the Civil War, is being purchased through a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program. To date, the organization has preserved 30,000 acres of land; in an effort to protect historical skirmish sites; while preventing commercial and residential development.

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