- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The Civil War Trust has purchased two tracts of land to expand the Stones River National Battlefield site in Tennessee.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro (https://on.dnj.com/1SyyVPG ) reports the recent purchases total about two acres and will help protect current park land and increase visibility.

Gib Backlund, a spokesman for Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery, says a small house on the property will be removed to restore the land to what it would have been like during the battle.

Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery serve as memorials to those who died in the battle.

Built and managed by the National Parks Service, the 650-plus acres of battlefield property offer a glimpse at what the landscape would have been like in Middle Tennessee during the Civil War.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, https://www.dnj.com

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