Saving History Saturday: 2021 Virginia Battlefield Protection Grants

Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced the 2021 Virginia Battlefield Protection Grants to help save 441 acres of hallowed ground.

The battlefields to receive preservation funding are:

  • Fisher’s Hill Battlefield, Shenandoah Co. (106 acres)
  • Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, Spotsylvania Co. (136.6 acres)
  • Battle of Piedmont, Augusta Co. (146.6 acres)
  • Deep Bottom Battlefields, Henrico Co. (Two tracts, 49.7 acres and 2.3 acres)

When choosing the projects to receive the grants, the Department of Historic Resources examined each site’s significance based on Congress’s “Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields” and also considered the location near previously preserved land, approaching development, and the opportunity for “education, recreation, research or historic tourism.”

To learn more about the grants and each battlefield tract, please refer to the original press release:

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