Campaign launched to preserve Lee’s headquarters at Gettysburg

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Gen. Robert E. Lee’s headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg, a small stone house on Seminary Ridge, has never risen to the high level of interest and protection that the battlefield and other related buildings have been given. Tuesday marks the 151st anniversary of the Gettysburg battle and the Civil War Trust and other preservation and government groups will use that anniversary to announce a national campaign at 10 a.m. at the house to raise $5.5 million to acquire the four-acre site and several buildings.

According to a Civil War Trust press release, much of that money has already been raised from private donors and the trust has applied for aCivil War Land Acquisition Grant  of up to $1.5 million from the American Battlefield Protection Program. If that occurs, the trust will then have to raise the remaining $1.1 million by the end of this year.




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