Preservationists are drawing lines of defense around more of America’s hallowed ground.
U.S. senators hoping to control development near Civil War sites have introduced legislation to protect two parcels at Gettysburg and preserve thousands of acres of battlefields at Vicksburg, Miss., and Petersburg, Va.
“That kind of historic land can never be replaced,” said Michael Kraus, curator of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland and a member of the National Civil War Museum Advisory Council. “These are places where people fought and gave their lives.”
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