Union Captain James Bates with the Federal Army of the Potomac sits outside of his winter hut on Fleetwood Hill in this March, 1864 photograph. In the distance is the still-in-existence Beauregard Farms, and to the left, a former slave employed by Capt. Bates. The Ciivil War Trust is raising funds to acquire 56 acres on Fleetwood Hill, an effort that got a healthy boost with announcement Thursday of a $1.795 million National Park Service grant.
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Preservationists are moving closer to saving a key site on the Brandy Station Battlefield with Thursday's announcement of a $1.795 million grant from the National Park Service.
The money will be used toward acquisition of 58 acres of historic Fleetwood Hill, where experts say a lot happened.
Friday, June 14, 2013 9:23 pm.