City rejects development plan near Civil War battle site
The Associated Press
PERRYVILLE, Ky. --Civil War re-enactors helped thwart a development that would have put dozens of new homes near Kentucky's largest historic battlefield.
Perryville is but one of several sites of Civil War engagements that are slated for commercial or real estate development. Slowly but surely our nations heritage and history is succumbing to economic progress.
There is a balance to be found and each site is different, standing or falling on it's own merits. The best way to preserve our battlefields is to purchase the land from the owner or developer at a market rate and to enable alternatives to development. This has been the role of the Civil War Preservation Trust for many years now.