Wednesday, August 20, 2008

News---Walmart Assaults The Wilderness Battlefield In Virginia

The Civil War Preservation Trust is rallying the troops to stand against Walmart which is planning to build a 141,000 sq. ft. superstore next to the Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields. The store's location is on the right flank of Warren's Fifth Corps during the battle of the Wilderness. Take a look at the CWPT's map.

There is a corridor of unprotected land from the Orange Turnpike to the Germanna Road (Route 3). Walmart's Supercenter will attract stripmalls and fast food chains. The impact on the land will be probably at least ten times greater than the actual store and its parking lot.

The Civil War News has a brief article on the effort.

To donate go to The Civil War Prservation Trust's webpage on the issue.

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