More than $3 million in land preservation grants from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program has been awarded to four battlefields in Virginia and one in Georgia.
The total amount is $3,313,635. In Virginia, the largest of all the grants, $1,795,600, went to Brandy Station Battlefield for the preservation of 64 acres. The others in that state include an award of $298,847 to First Deep Bottom Battlefield for 31 acres, $275,410 to Second Manassas Battlefield for three acres, and $230,475 to Ball’s Bluff Battlefield for three acres.
In Georgia, Chickamauga Battlefield received two grants totaling $713,663 for 110 acres.
Grants are awarded to agencies of state or local governments for fee simple acquisition of land or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests in the land, according to the Park Service.