WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri September 28, 2012
Civil War Battlefields in Kentucky and Tennessee Get Funds to Buy Land
Eight Civil War battlefields, including three in Kentucky and Tennessee, are receiving more than $2.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition. The National Park Service said the grant money will help in the permanent preservation and protection of the battlefields. This year marks the 150 year anniversary of several important Civil War battles.
The park service says the battlefield in Franklin, Tennessee, is getting $112,800.
The battlefield in Perryville, Kentucky, is receiving $43,715, while Mill Springs, Kentucky, is getting $330,500.
The other battlefields getting land acquisition grant money are in North Carolina and Virginia.
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