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Groups Plan Fundraising To Protect Virginia Battlefield

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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Trust and local preservationists are joining forces to protect a section of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Culpeper County.

Media outlets report that the trust and the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield will conduct a national campaign to raise money to buy 6 acres on the battlefield. The property is contiguous to other battlefield properties held by the Civil War Trust.

The property’s purchase price is $120,000.

Aug. 9 is the 150th anniversary of the battle.

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