Civil War battlefields get funds

9:37 am | September 28, 2012

MEMPHIS (AP) — Eight Civil War battlefields, including three in Kentucky and Tennessee, are receiving more than $2.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition.

The National Park Service said Thursday that the grant money will help in the permanent preservation and protection of the battlefields. This year marks the 150-year anniversary of several important Civil War battles.

The park service says the battlefield in Franklin is getting $112,800.

The battlefield in Perryville, Ky. is receiving $43,715, while Mill Springs, Ky. is getting $330,500.

The other battlefields getting land acquisition grant money are in North Carolina and Virginia.

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