Perryville battlefield site sharing in grants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The site of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle will share in a new round of grants announced by the National Park Service.

Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said Tuesday that the Perryville Battlefield site in central Kentucky will receive a $91,012 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Park Service says the award is part of more than $500,000 in grants being given to help preserve land at three Civil War battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development.

The other recipients are at Corinth, Mississippi, and Brandy Station, Virginia.

The grants are funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which was established in 1964 and has helped conserve land in every state.

The Battle of Perryville was fought on Oct. 8, 1862.


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