Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina.

The park service also awarded $119,374 to preserve about 43 acres of the Kelly’s Ford Battlefield and about 66 acres of the Rappahannock Station I Battlefield in Virginia.

Another $96,777 grant was awarded to protect 1.8 acres of the Shepherdstown Battlefield in West Virginia.

The park service announced the grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in a news release on Tuesday.

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