Civil War battlefields 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.

This photograph provided by the Library of Virginia William Henry Taylor, left, and Stephen Stewart, members of the 11th Virginia Infantry.. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Library of Virginia)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- 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 Thursday that 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, Tenn. is getting $112,800.

The battlefield in Perryville, Ky. is receiving $43,715, while Mill Springs, Ky. is getting $330,500.

The other battlefields getting land acquisition grant money are in North Carolina and Virginia.


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