Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday it has selected a new site for a Supercenter several miles from a previously proposed — and controversial — location near a civil war battlefield.

The decision was hailed by preservation groups, who convinced the world's largest retailer to abandon its plans to build near the Wilderness Battlefield in Locust Grove. The settlement was announced in January as the dispute was headed to trial.

Read more about the decision on The Washington Post’s “A House Divided” blog.