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5 States Receive Grants to Protect Battlefields

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The National Park Service has awarded grants totaling $950,000 to help protect Civil War battlefields in five states.

The battlefields include Peebles' Farm, First Rappahannock Station and Second Rappahannock Station in Virginia, South Mountain in Maryland, Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Carthage in Missouri and Bentonville in North Carolina.

National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the grants Monday in a news release.

The grants from the park service's American Battlefield Protection Program will help protect more than 760 acres.

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