- Mar 16, 2016
More battlefield land preserved with NPS grant
By John Surratt
Published 8:07 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received a $109,806 grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Trust to preserve a section of the Champion Hill Battlefield.
According to information from the National Park Service Tuesday, the grant will be used to purchase a 58-acre tract of land known as the Cal-Maine Foods Tract.
It is the second time Archives and History has received an American Battlefield Protection grant. The state agency in 2016 received a $668,926 grant that allowed it to partner with the nonprofit Civil War Trust to purchase about 316 acres of property considered important to the long-term preservation of the site.
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