Tuesday, January 13, 2015

North Carolina's Fort York to be Saved

From the Jan. 9, 2015, Davidson County (NC) Dispatch "state gives grant for acquiring property at Fort York."

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund gave $187,000 to help the Land Trust for Central North Carolina acquire about 13 acres on the Yadkin River in Davidson County.

This acreage contains parts of the former Fort York historic site, where one of the last Confederate victories of the war took place.  Unaware that the war had ended three days earlier (Lee's surrender which actually did not end the war), Confederates fought in April 1865 to prevent destruction of a rail bridge over the river.

Plans call for reopening the area and fort, long identified as one of the state's most significant unprotected Civil War sites.

--Old Secesh

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