Tennessee, Kentucky Getting Funds For Civil War Battlefields

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:17:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee and Kentucky were among seven states set to receive a portion of $3.1 million in grants to help preserve Civil War battlefields.

Those with the National Park Service said the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants would preserve more than 270 acres of battlefields that have been threatened with damage or destruction by development.

In Tennessee, the Franklin II Battlefield in Franklin was set to receive $1.4 million, and the Chattanooga Battlefield would get $258,250.

Kentucky battlefields were also included. Mill Springs Battlefield in Pulaski County would receive $85,919, Perryville Battlefield in Boyle County would get $77,510 and Richmond Battlefields in Madison County was set to receive $35,340.

The other states to receive grant money were Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The grants have been administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program.

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