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With the blessing of Civil War preservationists, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it has selected a new site for a store about three miles from a previously proposed location near where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first met in battle.
Under withering opposition from hundreds of historians, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abruptly abandoned plans Wednesday to build a Supercenter near a hallowed Civil War site where Robert E. Lee first met Ulysses S. Grant on the field of battle in 1864.
The town where the Civil War's tide-turning battle was waged is fighting dissension in its own ranks, with even hard-core preservationists split over a proposed casino that would rise near the historic battlefield and be named for the line that divided North and South.