Saturday, September 19, 2009

Portion of battlefield preserved

A Virginia Civil War battlefield that saw especially fierce fighting 145 years ago Saturday will be preserved under a $3.35 million effort involving an array of private and public funding.

The preservation effort announced Friday involves 209 acres of the so-called Middle Field of the Third Battle of Winchester, which was fought on Sept. 19, 1864. The Union Army's 19th Corps lost 40 percent of its men to injuries or death during the battle - a total of 2,074 soldiers.

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