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Trust raises funds to preserve part of Civil War battlefield

Preservationists are claiming a major victory Wednesday after receiving enough money to acquire a 49-acre tract of land in Orange County that is one of the last remaining parts of the Wilderness Battlefield not already preserved.

Tags: Civil War Preservation Trust , James Lighthizer , Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military , Battle of the Wilderness , Robert E. Lee , Ulysses S. Grant

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 08:15pm EST

Battle to save the Wilderness Battlefield coming to court in January

A war is being waged on two fronts to save two pieces of the Wilderness Battlefield from being lost forever.

Tags: Walmart , Civil War Preservation Trust , Mary Koik , Dr. James McPherson , Civil War

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 10:22am EST

Battlefield, church listed as endangered sites

Opponents of a plan to put a Walmart Super Store near the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia now have some added ammunition.

Tags: Walmart , Spotsylvania County , Orange County , National Trust for Historic Preservation , Metropolitan AME Church , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 04:40pm EDT