The Civil War Trust is trying to raise $339,000 to close on three important parcels.
Filed under Civil War, historic preservation, Tennessee history
Tagged as Battle of Franklin, battlefield preservation, Civil War, historic preservation, Tennessee history
The people of Franklin are doing well with this.Good for them. I’m a bit more concerned with the very opposite situation a few miles to the East in Murfreesboro.People there. seem to be committed to bliterating/developing what remains of the Stones RIver battlefield (outside the park boundary) as quickly as possible. The park contains only about 1/6 of the actual battlefield. Very sad. In a few weeks will be the 150 anniversary. I doubt that much will be said about battlefield preservation.
I’m sorry to hear that Stones River isn’t being taken care of. I think people sometimes tend to assume that if there’s a battlefield park, then the battlefield is forever safe and sound, when in fact parks often include only a portion of the important ground.
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