Saving History Saturday: 72 Acres at Cedar Creek

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Trust has announced the opportunity to save 72 acres of land at Cedar Creek battlefield.

Located at the southern end of the fighting area and on bluffs above the creek, this land saw the clash of Confederate General Joseph Kershaw’s division with Union General George Crook’s units on the foggy morning of October 19, 1864. The tract of land lies at the center of already preserved property, making it a key piece to opening this part of the battlefield for interpretation and ensures that no developments will be allowed at the center of this battleground.

The property’s owners, Byron Brill and Kathy Cantor, have agreed to donated $400,000 of the property’s value. In addition to state grants, SVBF is seeking to raise $300,000 to save the 72 acres valued at $1.4 million.

More information about this preservation opportunity and how to donate is available here: http://www.shenandoahatwar.org/help-save-72-acres-at-cedar-creek/

 

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