Saving History Saturday: New Easement at Shepherdstown

This week the American Battlefield Trust shared the news that a new conservation easement has been placed on 278 acres in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The land is part of Borden Farm near Shepherdstown which was battle area on September 19-20, 1862, at the ending of the Maryland Campaign.

The easement was created with funding from the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board, the Agriculture Conservation Easement Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and a donation from the current landowner. The new acreage brings the total of protected land at Shepherdstown to 621 acres.

According to American Battlefield Trust, the easement at Borden Farm marks Hill’s position during the engagement, which also is known as the Battle of Boteler’s Ford.

Original news article: https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/west_virginia/battlefield-preservation-group-touts-278-acre-shepherdstown-easement/article_7bd6d346-002d-596e-8b2b-b59004b20106.html

 

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