Tennessee, Kentucky getting funds for Civil War battlefields

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee and Kentucky are among seven states that will receive a portion of $3.1 million in grants to help preserve Civil War battlefields.

The National Park Service says the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants will preserve more than 270 acres of battlefields that are threatened with damage or destruction by development.

In Tennessee, the Franklin II Battlefield in Franklin will receive $1.4 million, and the Chattanooga Battlefield will get $258,250.

Kentucky battlefields are also included. Mill Springs Battlefield in Pulaski County will receive $85,919, Perryville Battlefield in Boyle County gets $77,510 and Richmond Battlefields in Madison County $35,340.

The other states to receive grant money are Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

The grants are administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program.

For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/abpp .

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