Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Union and Confederate Forces Win at the Wilderness


In a confrontation as dramatic as some Civil War conflicts, historians, preservationists and local residents defeated retail giant Wal-Mart. On January 26, 2011 Wal-Mart dropped plans to build a store near the Wilderness Battlefield in northern Virginia.

We congratulate the residents of Locust Grove, VA and the many preservationists who fought the 2009 local decision that approved the project. We would especially like to recognize the efforts of the Civil War Preservation Trust.

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