Virginia, North Carolina battlefields receive NPS land purchase grants

The National Park Service on Thursday announced the award of about $1.3 million in matching grant funds to four battlefields in two states for land purchases.

In North Carolina, $103,000 went to the state’s Department of Cultural Resources for land purchase at Dunn’s Averasborough Battlefield and $60,000 for a parcel at Bentonville Battlefield. In Virginia, the Department of Cultural Resources will receive $800,000 for land at Clarke County’s Cool Springs Battlefield and $367,000 for property at Chesterfield County’s Ware Bottom Church Battlefield.

The competitive grants were made though the Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program.

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