Thursday, March 22, 2012

Good News at the Battle of Bentonville

From the March 21st Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus "Bentonville battle site to grow thanks to grant from N.C. Heritage Trust."

Well actually, also thanks to the group I belong to, the Civil War Trust (until a short time ago, The Civil War Preservation Trust). Now, this is always great news to hear that some Civil War battleground land has been saved.

The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will be adding another 120 acres thanks to the two afore-mentioned organizations. The NC Natural Heritage Trust Fund has given a $350,000 grant and that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Civil War Trust. With this new addition, the site will expand to 1,435 acres.

I imagine this will mean a request for money to the CW Trust members. I always give when the site has something to do with North Carolina or coastal operations.

More to Come. --Old Secesh

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