New grant will help preserve part of Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
A new National Park Service grant will help preserve a part of the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield that’s been called one of America’s most historical roads. The NPS awarded a $96,546 American Battlefield Protection Program grant to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation recently to help preserve 14.4 acres of the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, Fifth Corps Brock Road Tract. The department is partnering with Central Virginia Battlefields Trust on the acquisition. The CVBT, which is based in Fredericksburg, invested $205,000 last year to purchase and preserve the three adjoining parcels south of Brock Road and immediately above Hancock Drive that make up the Fifth Corps tract. It then launched a fundraising appeal to cover the outlay.