Fisher’s Hill and Opequon Battlefields

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National Park Service awards $748,298 to protect 72 acres at two Civil War battlefields
Published February 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced $748,298 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 72 acres of America’s battlefields in Virginia threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. These grants will be used to acquire portions of the Fisher’s Hill and Opequon Battlefields; which are both significant Civil War Battlefields.

“Some of the most defining moments in our nation’s history were decided by conflicts that played out on hallowed grounds like these battlefields,” National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith said. “In partnership with local communities and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, these grants will help preserve the battlefields for future generations.”


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