- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two battlefields in Arkansas are among 10 selected by the Civil War Trust to get individual donations for land preservation matched 10-to-1 for the rest of the month.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1m5kK91 ) the preservation effort includes saving 448 acres at the Elkins’ Ferry Battlefield - north of Prescott in Nevada County - and 40 acres at Prairie Grove Battlefield in Washington County.

The two sites account for about 41 percent of the 1,180 acres in seven states that the Civil War Trust fundraiser wants to preserve.

Other battlefield acreage the trust wants to preserve include sites in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Oklahoma and Colorado.

The trust says 10 battles in those locations accounted for more than 43,000 casualties combined.

___

Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide