CWTrust Stones River National Battlefield site in line for $1.8M grant

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Stones River National Battlefield site in line for $1.8M grant
JASON M. REYNOLDS
Mar 4, 2019

The old General Electric factory next to Stones River National Battlefield, which was recently considered for an O’Reilly Auto Parts distributorship, may instead be preserved as part of the historic park, according to two state commissions.

The American Battlefield Trust is working to buy the GE site, according to a press release issued last week by the Tennessee Historical Commission and Tennessee Wars Commission. The commissions plan to give the American Battlefield Trust more than $1.82 million to buy the 42-acre site on Northwest Broad Street at Thompson Lane.

However, the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar, said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. The American Battlefield Trust is trying to raise private funds for the match, he said.


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Excellent. I know my great-grandfather's brigade was staged in the old Walmart parking lot. Any expansion of the park will be great.
 



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