Sunday, March 25, 2012

Good News for the Battle of Bentonville-- Part 3

Development does pose a problem at Bentonville because of its close proximity to I-95 and I-40. The two counties, Johnston and Wayne have grown a lot in the past 50 years.

The federal Civil War Sites Advisory Commission says the battle had "a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war." This combination of historic significance and pending threat has earned Bentonville a Priority I, Class A rank, the highest possible designation for really important and threatened sites.

The Civil War Trust (formerly Civil War Preservation Trust) is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its goal is to protect the battlefields and to promote education and heritage tourism. So far, the organization has preserved more than 32,000 acres of battlefield land in twenty states, 1,919 in North Carolina.

www.civilwar.org.

Always Happy to See More Land Saved. --Old Secesh

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