Part of Civil War Site Could Be Added to Va. Park

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- A section of a Civil War battlefield is expected to be added to a park in Chesterfield County.

Preservationists plan to acquire more than 15 acres that contain four Confederate artillery emplacements. The property will be added to Battery Dantzler Park. The park protects about an acre that contains another artillery emplacement.

George L. Fickett Jr. with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia says the land will be acquired through a $133,400 federal matching grant, a landowner donation and a payment from Dominion.

Fickett tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that preservationists are awaiting the grant's authorization by the National Parks Service director.

The Confederate battery was part of the Howlett Line that kept Union forces pinned on the Bermuda Hundred Peninsula in the late spring of 1864.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212762601 - whsv.com/a?a=212762601
Gray Television, Inc.